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PacNet #33 – Regional Challenges for Japan

Regional challenges are a matter of serious concern for Japan, specifically a volatile North Korea, the relationship between China and Taiwan, as well as the territorial dispute over four Russian-held territories off Hokkaido. To deal with North Korea, the government should be encouraged to join hands with the United States and China in urging the communist regime to abandon its isolationist policy and instead follow the example set by Deng Xiaoping, the deceased paramount leader of China.