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China, South Korea media critical of Japan's new defense chief

TOKYO -- Chinese and South Korean media outlets have been voicing alarm over newly appointed Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada.

State-run China Central Television introduced Inada as a "right-wing female politician" in subtitles during a news program covering Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent cabinet reshuffle. The broadcaster said the new cabinet tilts stronger to the right.

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