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Promoting Japan's answer to China's Belt and Road

To compete with Beijing, Tokyo must go out and market the free and open Indo-Pacific brand

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If the Free and Open Indo-Pacific is to compete, it is essential that it continues beyond the Abe era.   © Reuters

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made his concept of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific the centerpiece of Japan's foreign policy. Yet the idea has been badly promoted and remains poorly understood across Asia.

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