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Japan's 'medical diplomacy' in ASEAN aims to sap China clout

Foreign Minister Motegi on whirlwind tour of Southeast Asia to offer help

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is visiting Southeast Asia this week to explain Japan's COVID-19-related assistance.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi has embarked on an expansive tour of Southeast Asia, offering medical assistance to help countries contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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