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Why the US will miss out on a Southeast Asia Suga-high

Tokyo leading Southeast Asia on a steady course when it comes to China

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The saving grace for Yoshihide Suga is that Japan under Abe had already arrived at an answer to how to manage the challenge of China.   © Reuters

William Choong is a senior fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore.

Some years ago, I was part of a delegation of scholars sent to Japan to learn about Tokyo's diplomatic approach to Southeast Asia.

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