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Biden's Asia policy

Include Japan in Six Eyes, Armitage-Nye report says

Quad should be inclusive, US should rejoin TPP, authors argue

Sailors man the NATO Sea Sparrow missile system control console in the combat information center aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy)

NEW YORK -- For the first time in its history, Japan is taking an equal if not leading role in the U.S.-Japan alliance, implementing new strategies to shape a regional order at a time when America has been unsteady, a bipartisan study group at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank wrote in a report released Monday.

It was the fifth and most recent version of the so-called Armitage-Nye report, led by former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and Joseph Nye, former dean of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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