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Japanese Activism
Japanese Activism
Japan Backs Manila

Building better relations with the Philippines is a priority for Japanese foreign policy.

Japanese Activism
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Japan’s proposed new guidelines for its military alliance with the U.S. contain one very big difference from the old rules: They allow Japan to exert military force in global conflicts, not just regional ones. This is part of Japan’s efforts to further strengthen its alliance with the U.S.—an alliance that is key to counterbalancing China.

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