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Japan must do more to support Ukraine

Tokyo's efforts to mollify Russia have been a clear failure

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Russian infantry fighting vehicles stand on the training area at the Kadamovsky range in the Rostov region, Russia, on Jan. 27: Japan has studiously avoided specifying what measures they might impose.   © Reuters

James D.J. Brown is associate professor of political science at Temple University Japan.

Japan proclaims that it stands for a rules-based international order. It should demonstrate that this is more than mere rhetoric by taking a stronger stance against Russian aggression toward Ukraine.

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