Japan’s new foreign minister Yoshimasa Hayashi. Photo: Reuters
Japan’s new foreign minister Yoshimasa Hayashi. Photo: Reuters
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Japan’s new foreign minister Yoshimasa Hayashi will stand firm on Diaoyu Islands but won’t rock US-China balance: analysts

  • PM Fumio Kishida is believed to have appointed Hayashi, the head of a cross-party group promoting Japan-China ties, despite opposition from powerful ex-premier Shinzo Abe
  • Apart from walking the US-China tightrope, Hayashi faces a range of ‘intractable problems’, including North Korea, Taiwan, and ties with neighbouring South Korea

Japan’s new foreign minister Yoshimasa Hayashi. Photo: Reuters
Japan’s new foreign minister Yoshimasa Hayashi. Photo: Reuters
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