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Japan finding unlikely allies in repelling Beijing's campaign of 'cartographical aggression'

Japan finding unlikely allies in repelling Beijing's campaign of 'cartographical aggression'

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com MANILA — Japan is probing the possibilities of a most improbable alliance in a corner of Southeast Asia that once lay at the heart of the “Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.” The term “co-prosperity” was a euphemism for Imperial Japan’s policy of prospering off impoverished people from Burma through the French […]

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Increasing unease over China's 'peaceful rise'

By Sol W. Sanders  After the Pearl Harbor catastrophe, a sardonic joke made the rounds: “Well, we did get the Third Avenue El back!” The dismantled elevated railroad along Manhattan’s Upper East Side had been sold as scrap to Japan — and to Tokyo’s burgeoning armaments industries that armed and equipped the attackers. It has […]