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Yuki Tatsumi quoted in The Strait Times on Japan and China’s maritime actions

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Japan, in its annual defence review, said China’s muscle-flexing actions in the East and South China seas are attempts to change the status quo by coercion.

This includes dangerous acts that could have unintended consequences, the Japanese Defence Ministry said in a White Paper that was released yesterday after it was approved by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet.

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Ms Yuki Tatsumi, a senior associate of the East Asia Programme at the United States-based Stimson Centre, told The Straits Times: “The best Japan can do is to ensure that they have sufficient defence capability to deter China from trying anything too provocative and aggressive, given that China has been outspending Japan in its defence spending.”

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