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Ukraine conflict: 77% in Japan fear Taiwan spillover

61% want Tokyo to keep in step with West on Russia sanctions, Nikkei poll shows

A nuclear-powered Type 094A Jin-class ballistic missile submarine of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy during an April 2018 military display in the South China Sea.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Russia's invasion of Ukraine poses concern for the possibility of China using force against Taiwan unless the international community acts, said more than three-quarters of respondents to a weekend survey by Nikkei Inc. and TV Tokyo.

Concern over the risk of spillover effects on Taiwan was expressed by 77% of respondents in Japan overall, rising to 83% among those in their 40s and 50s. Just 11% of all respondents expressed no such worries.

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