In Gregory Clark’s Jan. 18 article, “So much for Abe’s reconciliation policy,” there are no references to China’s ongoing military buildup, which has officially recorded double-digit spending increases for more than a decade. There are no remarks about the worries of other Asian nations over Chinese claims to the Spratly Islands, the Senkakus and other areas.
Yes, the rise of rightists in Japan is something that needs to be monitored, but Clark should realize that the resurgence of Chinese nationalism, combined with North Korea’s rise as a nuclear power, is the biggest threat to security in East Asia.
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