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Japan must tread carefully in lining up with U.S. and Taiwan

Securitization of economic policy toward China will come with real costs

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Police stand guard outside of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association after a name-changing ceremony in Taipei in January 2017.   © Reuters

Johanna Costigan is a junior fellow at the Center for China Analysis at the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York. Lery Hiciano is an intern with the center.

Japan in recent years has focused attention on building stronger ties with Taiwan and showing support for the U.S. in its holistic competition with China.

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