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Japanese navy to extend its reach into Pacific again, and the US is happy about it

2015-04-04 07:56:11       source:News.com.au

April 4, 2015


"Seventy years ago this week, United States and British forces attacked the Ryukyu Islands. Chief among the territory — which Japan regards as part of its home territory — was Okinawa island.


Within months Imperial Japan was defeated, and a strict new pacifist constitution imposed.


Now, as China races to embrace more of the East and South China Seas, and the United States’ “pivot” to Asia has slowed, it needs strong allies in the Pacific. Japan is that."


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