Japan Is Stepping Up Engagement in South China Sea Against Xi’s Will

  • Inada speaks during first visit to U.S. as defense minister
  • Xi told Abe to ‘exercise caution’ on South China Sea
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Japan’s new defense minister said Thursday her nation would step up activity in the South China Sea, in comments made less than two weeks after Chinese President Xi Jinping urged Japan to “exercise caution” in the waters.

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