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Japan Woos a Region Caught Between the U.S. and China

May 13, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
This photo shows Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie, arrive for Emperor Naruhito's ceremony for inheriting the Imperial Regalia and Seals at the Imperial Palace on May 1, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. 

(TOMOHIRO OHSUMI - Pool/Getty Images)

In seeking to check Beijing's rise, Tokyo is pursuing closer links with its wider region -- thereby offering smaller countries a choice apart from overbearing U.S. or Chinese influence....

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