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Opinion

Japan must curb Chinese aggression surrounding the Senkaku Islands

Tokyo should respond to future incursions by disabling ships and detaining crews

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A Chinese fishing boat, left, cruises next to Japan Coast Guard vessel in the East China Sea in February 2013; a Chinese strike against the Senkaku Islands could come when Japan least expects it.   © 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters/Reuters

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

Beijing's stealth aggression against India along the Himalayan border represents a geostrategic sea change. Given China's stepped-up incursions in or near Japanese waters, this has serious implications for Japan as well.

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