Finance Minister Taro Aso said Japan should use the actions of that regime as a model for reforming its constitution. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Taro Aso backtracked from remarks saying Japan should use the actions of the Nazi regime in Germany as a model for reforming its constitution, after f(...)

An aerial photo shows a Chinese marine surveillance ship cruising next to Japan Coast Guard patrol ships in the East China Sea today. Photograph: Reuters

Japanese nationalists sailed a flotilla of boats today in waters near islands at the centre of a row between China and Japan, putting further s(...)