Japan Considers Sending Navy to Aid U.S. in South China Sea

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  • Abe tells Obama he will focus on effect on Japan's security
  • China has previously urged Japan not to 'complicate' issue

Shinzo Abe and Barack Obama talk during a bilateral meeting at the APEC Summit in Manila.

Photographer: Susan Walsh/AP Images

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told President Barack Obama he’ll consider sending the country’s maritime forces to back up U.S. operations in the South China Sea.

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