December 17, 2012

Tokyo to Take a Tougher Line with China

John Lee, New York Times

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The resounding victory by Japan's Liberal Democratic Party, led by Shinzo Abe, is more a vote against the incumbent Democratic Party of Japan than it is for the LDP. Even so, the perception that Abe’s forthright and confident approach breaks the mold of the consensus-based bureaucratic style of many Japanese leaders will please many voters and Japan’s security partners in the region.

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