October 18, 2012

Why Japan Can't Get Tough

Takashi Yokota & Kirk Spitzer, Foreign Affairs

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Recent rhetoric concerning the East China Sea and the Senkaku Islands, which the Chinese call the Diaoyu Islands, makes it appear that the Japanese government is taking a tougher approach on foreign policy and military affairs. Its decision to purchase the disputed islands in September triggered outrage from China and spawned observations that Japan is veering toward the right.

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