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Japan must respond to China's growing naval power

Tokyo should boost defense spending and redouble cooperation with its allies

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Buying F-35B stealth fighters from the U.S. is among Japan's options to better counter China and North Korea.   © Reuters

The crisis over North Korea's nuclear program has dominated security debate in Northeast Asia over the past year. But Japan must not be distracted from a much more important long-term challenge: China's enhancement of its military capabilities in the region and its growing assertiveness, driven by President Xi Jinping's more hawkish and nationalist foreign policy.

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