CHINA JAPAN Issue dated 09/07/2021

Takeo Akiba to juggle escalating security concerns with China

Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Takeo Akiba.
Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Takeo Akiba. © How Hwee Young/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
The former head of Chinese affairs within the Japanese foreign ministry has been named national security adviser as Tokyo attempts to balance its economic ties with China with security concerns. [...] (260 words)
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