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US and Japan gear up for a new era of competition with China

Time is near when other Asian nations will have to pick a side

| Japan
Joe Biden, accompanied by Yoshihide Suga, walks from the Oval Office on Apr. 16: the U.S. wanted Japan to be squarely on Washington's side.   © AP

Kiyoteru Tsutsui is Henri H. and Tomoye Takahashi professor and senior fellow in Japanese studies at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and professor of sociology, all at Stanford University, where he is also director of the Japan Program.

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