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Opinion

Can Japan really trust America?

Taiwan tensions underscore Tokyo's growing sense of insecurity

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U.S. President Joe Biden holds a joint news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on April 16, 2021.   © Reuters

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and author of nine books, including "Asian Juggernaut: The Rise of China, India and Japan."

Japan, America's most pivotal ally in Asia, faces pressing security challenges due to Chinese President Xi Jinping's expansionist policies, which appear to be driven by an increasing appetite for taking risks.

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