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Japan takes up Taiwan Strait stability in defense report for 1st time

China's attempts to change status quo 'by coercion' near Senkakus also criticized

The guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn transits the Taiwan Strait on March 10. (Handout photo from the U.S. Navy)   © Reuters

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Stability in the Taiwan Strait is more important than ever, threatened by increasing Chinese military pressure, Japan's annual defense report said Tuesday, touching on the issue for the first time.

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