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Japan unruffled by outcome of U.S.-China talks 

  • March 22, 2021
  • , Yomiuri
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Yomiuri wrote over the weekend that the Japanese government reacted calmly to the outcome of the high-level U.S.-China talks held in Anchorage, quoting Foreign Minister Motegi as saying: “The views and concerns of the U.S., Japan, and countries that cherish the same basic values were conveyed clearly to China.” Another senior MOFA official reportedly said Japan had predicted that the two sides would exchange harsh language. Although Tokyo supports Washington’s taking a hard line toward Beijing in principle, some GOJ officials are apprehensive that the division between the two global superpowers will further deepen. “It appeared as though the Biden administration declared the start of a new cold war with China during the Alaska meeting,” said a source close to Prime Minister Suga.  

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