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Around 40% of Taiwanese people believe Japan would dispatch troops to help defend Taiwan if China invaded the self-ruled island, more than those who think the United States would come to their assistance, according to a survey released Tuesday.

The two-day survey conducted from March 14 by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation found that 43% of the respondents believe Japan would come to Taiwan's aid militarily should China attack, while those who said the United States would dispatch troops to the island came to 35%.

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