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Relations with China important for Japan: Abe


16:24, December 17, 2012

TOKYO, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- Shinzo Abe, leader of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), said here on Monday that relations with China is one of the most important foreign relations of Japan.

Abe made the remark at the first official press conference in LDP's headquarters after his party won by a landslide in Sunday' s general election, adding tensions between China and Japan have scratched Japan's national interests.

Abe said he will intensify communication with China so as to improve the current relations with China.

LDP wins Japan's general election by a landslide

Japan's Liberal Democratic Party ( LDP) won by a landslide in Sunday's House of Representatives election as it solo secured 294 seats in the election.

The LDP's key ally, the New Komeito Party, got 31 seats, helping the two-party coalition gain 325 seats in the lower house.

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