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Nearly 90% of Japanese feel the security environment in East Asia is more severe, according to a survey result released by the Foreign Ministry last week, reflecting public awareness of China’s growing military clout.

In the telephone survey conducted nationwide from March 17 to 22, 59.0% of 1,000 respondents said they “really think” the security environment surrounding the East Asian region has been getting more severe in recent years, and 29.0% said they think so somewhat, the poll showed.

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