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  • Japan-China stand-off over Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands

    The rise of nationalism in both Japan and China and the sovereignty issue over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands in the East China Sea is a highly explosive mix, perhaps even more so than the South China Sea island and territorial disputes.

    August 27, 2012

    Political Rift Deepens in Japan over Senkakus’ Nationalization

    Even though both the national and metropolitan governments might eventually decide to come to an agreement, the possible repercussions on Japan’s bilateral relations with China and Taiwan might still create serious hurdles in proceeding with the nationalization plan for the Senkakus.

    July 18, 2012