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The Geopolitics of Japan: An Island Power Adrift

Mar 18, 2012 | 13:35 GMT
The Japanese flag, a red dot on a white background, celebrates the country's nickname: The Land of the Rising Sun.

The Japanese flag, a red dot on a white background, celebrates the country's nickname: The Land of the Rising Sun. With little useful land and few natural resources, Japan is an unlikely candidate for one of the world's most powerful nation-states.

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