Japan Besieged From North and South by Russian, Chinese Claims on Islands

Japan, which for centuries relished the security of being an archipelago, is being challenged in separate territorial disputes over small islands.

It’s unclear whether the challenges — from Russia in the north and China in the south — are in any way coordinated. But analysts say they represent a diplomatic baptism by fire for Japan’s year-old, center-left government, which is seen as inexperienced in world affairs.

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Japan Besieged From North and South by Russian, Chinese Claims on Islands