July 18, 2012
Stop Infighting over the Senkaku Islands
Japan Times, Japan Times
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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