Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi shakes hands with US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin following bilateral security talks in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi shakes hands with US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin following bilateral security talks in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Stronger US-Japan alliance against China could spell trouble for regional stability, analysts warn

  • Tokyo and Washington set to bolster security ties during meeting between leaders a month after Japan unveils controversial military strategy
  • ‘More trouble lies ahead’ as China-Japan rivalry faces ‘new irritants’, says international relations expert

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi shakes hands with US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin following bilateral security talks in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi shakes hands with US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin following bilateral security talks in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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