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International relations

No longer top dog, Japan languishes at fifth place in foreign aid

Tokyo was biggest giver back in the '90s, when China was still a recipient

A Japan Disaster Relief team member moves supplies upon arriving at the destroyed airport after Typhoon Haiyan battered the Philippines in 2013.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan doled out more foreign aid than other countries in the 1990s but now ranks only fifth, partly on the ending of assistance to China.

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