US, Japanese and Canadian ships take part in a joint exercise. Photo: Handout US, Japanese and Canadian ships take part in a joint exercise. Photo: Handout
US, Japanese and Canadian ships take part in a joint exercise. Photo: Handout
Taiwan

As US puts heat on China, Japan under pressure to side with Taiwan

  • Japan’s long-held ambiguity towards Taiwan has enabled it to keep official ties with Beijing, while staying in favour with Taipei
  • US pressure, concerns over Beijing’s perceived aggression and a shared history with its island neighbour mean Japan may need to make its position clear

Topic |   Taiwan
US, Japanese and Canadian ships take part in a joint exercise. Photo: Handout US, Japanese and Canadian ships take part in a joint exercise. Photo: Handout
US, Japanese and Canadian ships take part in a joint exercise. Photo: Handout
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