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Giving Chinese President Xi Jinping the red carpet treatment in Tokyo could have been risky for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (Nikkei Montage/Ken Kobayashi/Karina Nooka/Reuters/EPA/Jiji) 
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How Xi Jinping almost spoiled the Tokyo Olympics

Japan would have given red carpet treatment despite Hong Kong law

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- Japan is waking up to a daunting reality.

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