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Japan's Foreign Minister Hayashi: China hand or too pro-Beijing?

Either way, new top diplomat will need to navigate tough realities

Like his father before him, Japan's new Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi serves as chairman of the Japan-China Friendship Parliamentarians' Union, a cross-party group that promotes good relations with Beijing.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's new Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi will immediately be shoved into the driver's seat of a fast-moving car, tasked with avoiding the roadblocks and potholes looming ahead, mostly related to China.

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