Japan-US Alliance Adapts to the Needs of the 21st Century


Satoru Fuse

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 237


Washington, D.C: East-West Center

Publication Date: October 24, 2013
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Satoru Fuse, Political Correspondent with TV-Asahi in Tokyo, explains that "The SCC agreement tasks Japan with two roles: to reinforce its capability to defend its own sovereign territory, specifically the Senkaku Islands, and to reach out and assist Southeast Asian countries in building up their own defensive capabilities."

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