July 18, 2012

Stop Infighting over the Senkaku Islands

Japan Times, Japan Times

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Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced on July 7 a government plan to buy three of the Senkaku Islands' five main islands in the East China Sea. The possibility cannot be ruled out that Mr. Noda is using the islands' purchase plan to help buoy his approval rating, since he is suffering from a split within the Democratic Party of Japan over his plan to raise the consumption tax.

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