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Biden won’t easily bring Japan, Korea together

New corrosive era of Tokyo-Seoul relations will make forging an allied response to China difficult

In the early weeks of the Biden administration, Japan and the United States have gone out of their way to present a united front.

  • Daniel Sneider
  • Asia Times

Senior Biden officials, from the president on down, have made clear that the alliance with Japan stands at the center of their broader strategy to meet the challenge of China.

In numerous calls they have offered Tokyo many sought-after assurances of American security guarantees, from the Senkaku islands to nuclear deterrence, and the…

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