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Small Islands, Big Stakes
To the disappointment of the Chinese side, the Japanese authorities have continued to stoke disputes in an attempt to annex the Diaoyu Islands as part of their efforts to expand the island country's strategic frontiers. These efforts are also evidenced by Japan's conflicting territorial claims over a number of islands with South Korea and Russia
Dangerous Games in Northeast Asia

Japan has recently dug itself into the center of territorial rows with its neighbors in Northeast Asia. It is embroiled in island disputes with Russia and South Korea. In addition, the dispute over the Diaoyu Islands between China and Japan has emerged as a focal point of contention.

Conflicting interests always form the core of international disputes. Territorial disputes are often seen as the concentration of complicated interests between different parties.

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