Japan: US pact deters clash with China over isles

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    Japan said Thursday its security alliance with the U.S. is an important deterrent against conflict breaking out between China and Japan over disputed islands. The U.S. has called for "cooler heads" to prevail in the dispute. It has nearly 50,000 forces based in Japan. Washington takes no position over the islands' sovereignty but says they are covered by a 1960 security treaty requiring the U.S. to aid Japan if attacked.
     
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    I bet this comes up in the debate.
     
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    A dangerous precedent...
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    Japan, US Call Off Naval Drill for Fear of China’s Reaction
    October 21,`12 - Japan has decided to cancel its planned joint naval drill with the United States fearing that it would provoke a negative reaction from China, the Japan Times daily reported citing an unnamed source in the government.
     
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    China makin' its neighbors nervous...
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    Uncertain clouds over East Asia
    Thu, Feb 07, 2013 - Since last year, East Asia has been overshadowed by various mounting geopolitical tensions due to the escalation of territorial disputes in the East and South China seas. As a major disputing claimant in both cases, China’s recent military assertiveness and jingoistic rhetoric have been perceived negatively by neighboring countries and triggered a series of countermeasures taken by other disputing claimants to balance against China’s expansion of military clout in the region.

     

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