The IS warned that they will execute Kenji Goto and Maaz al-Kassasbeh if they don’t get their way.
Abe said the government would spare no effort to secure the release of the remaining captive.
The visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi Friday.
New defence minister General Nakatani is the only change in Abe’s previous cabinet.
Abe won 328 votes out of the 470 cast by lawmakers in a special session of the lower house today.
Abe faces domestic challenges, but his big electoral victory is good news for India.
“I want to boldly implement the ‘Three Arrows’,” Abe said.
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TV Asahi said the pairing had won 333 of the 475 seats, while TBS put the figure at 328.
Abe was echoing sentiments shared by many Japanese.
India is now the largest recipient of ODA from Japan that has been extending bilateral loans since 1958.
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The decision to push ahead with April’s increase in the sales tax, has been judged a miscalculation by some of Abe’s advisers.
Will address bankers, corporate chiefs in Melbourne seeking a larger pie of institutional investment.
But China and Japan have much work to do before trust can be restored.