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Analysts say investors in general are bullish, looking beyond the latest tit-for-tat tariffs by China and the United States.
Analysts warned US-led trade wars could be a major risk factor for an economy still struggling to win a long battle against deflation.
The bank has now amassed assets equivalent to Japan's entire gross domestic product and any sign it is shedding these could cause turmoil in the markets.
Surveys show that tinkering with the legal text is far from top of most Japanese voters' to-do list, as the country faces an ageing and declining population and a still-sluggish economy.
Abe also addressed a surprise offer from Russian President Vladimir Putin to conclude a peace treaty between the two countries by the end of the year.
Abe and Xi have met numerous times over the last few years on the sidelines of international events.
Next month marks the 40th anniversary of a treaty of peace and friendship between what are now Asia’s two largest economies.
Abe and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who is also attending the Vladivostok forum, are expected to hold a meeting on Wednesday, said a Japanese diplomatic source.
Abe toured the city and commercial hub of Sapporo, where Thursday's 6.6-magnitude jolt has left houses tilted and roads cracked.
Osaka beat her childhood idol 6-2 6-4 on Saturday in a final marred by Williams's bad behaviour after she was handed a code violation for on-court coaching.
600 flights were cancelled along with ferries connecting ports in western Japan.
Japan's economy is on track to mark its longest postwar expansionary period thanks to robust exports and capital expenditure - the jobless rate has also slid to record-low levels of near full employment.
Tokyo fears being shut out of negotiations on North Korea, which have proceeded at a breakneck pace in recent months with Japan largely on the sidelines.
The expected victory over ex-defence minister Shigeru Ishiba in the Sept 20 Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) poll would put Abe on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier.
The annual ceremony is the last Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko will attend before abdicating in April - the 84-year-old monarch earnestly hopes the ravages of war will never be repeated.
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) politician Mio Sugita, an ally of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, sparked protests over an article she wrote in July questioning spending taxpayers' money on LGBT couples.
G20 should nip crises in the bud before they develop further, Aso said, as well as promote investment in high-quality infrastructure to ensure economic growth.
Former Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has decided to back Prime Minister Shinzō Abe.
Abe, who cancelled an overseas trip to deal with the disaster, was criticised after a photograph posted on Twitter showed Abe and his defence minister at a party with lawmakers just as the rains intensified.
China has invited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit the country at a time convenient for both sides.
The visit to Iran would have been the first by a Japanese leader in 40 years, forming part of Abe's scheduled tour through the Middle East from July 11, Kyodo said.
In a television interview, Abe said his government has contacted the North Korean side "through various channels" in a bid to arrange a meeting with Kim.
The Group of Seven summit gathering of top industrialized democracies finished in disarray after the US president abruptly rejected its consensus statement and bitterly attacked Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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