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LIGNET: Rising China Gives Japan Reason to Keep Marines on Okinawa

Friday, 03 Jan 2014 02:46 PM

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Japan has given the green light to relocate a U.S. air base on the island of Okinawa, overcoming intense local opposition while demonstrating a strengthening relationship between the longtime allies. The move comes at a critical time when tensions are high between Japan and China over the disputed Senkaku Islands. Specialists say the average Japanese now perceives China as a “direct threat.”

Click here to read the full analysis from top intelligence experts at LIGNET.com.


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