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A map of Northeast Asia, with the Senkaku Islands

Japan and South Korea: Strategic alignments

Japan and South Korea must both balance the United States and China in their geopolitical stance: one guarantees their security, the other holds huge sway over their economies. The two Northeast Asian countries are taking very different approaches to this situation, however. As the great-power competition between the U.S. and China grows, Washington will find a closer, much more reliable partner in one, and in the other, an ally that is inching closer to Beijing.

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