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Indonesia asks Japan to invest in islands amid China standoff

Jokowi tells Motegi that Natuna development is priority

Indonesian President Joko Widodo visits a military base on a Natuna island near the South China Sea on Jan. 9.   © Antara Foto/Reuters

JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo on Friday asked Japan to invest more in the Natuna Islands, a request that follows another standoff between Chinese and Indonesian vessels on waters near the South China Sea.

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