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Japan offers Southeast Asia way out of US-China rivalry

As a major regional investor and security partner, Tokyo is stepping up

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Japan is the top foreign partner in Duterte's ambitious $180 billion "build, build, build" infrastructure program.   © Reuters

Asian geopolitics is often reduced to great-power rivalry between the U.S. and China. This is especially the case in Southeast Asia, where regional leaders have repeatedly expressed their unwillingness to choose between the two.

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