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Japan Courts Southeast Asia Amid Mutual Tensions with China

Japan is looking to deepen political, economic and defense ties with Southeast Asia amid mutual tensions with China over disputed territories. Those tensions were a focal point of discussions at a regional summit in Tokyo that ended Sunday. For Southeast Asian nations with close ties to Beijing, the talks also spotlighted the difficult balancing act in which its leaders must engage.   Leaders in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Japan met in Tokyo recently and agreed on...

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