Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not mention disputes in the South China Sea at Asean meetings in Manila this week. Photo: AFP Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not mention disputes in the South China Sea at Asean meetings in Manila this week. Photo: AFP
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not mention disputes in the South China Sea at Asean meetings in Manila this week. Photo: AFP

Why Shinzo Abe stopped prodding Beijing on the South China Sea

A mutual threat is drawing the two countries closer, improving prospects for three-way talks with South Korea

Topic |   China-Japan relations
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not mention disputes in the South China Sea at Asean meetings in Manila this week. Photo: AFP Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not mention disputes in the South China Sea at Asean meetings in Manila this week. Photo: AFP
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not mention disputes in the South China Sea at Asean meetings in Manila this week. Photo: AFP
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