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Japanese government split over China policy

Faction focused on economic ties pitted against camp anxious about security

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Secretary General of the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party at a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on May 16th.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- While tensions mount in East Asia over North Korea's arms program, a rift is emerging among Japanese policymakers over how Japan should deal with China, the leading economic and diplomatic player in the region.

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