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Japan Among the Lone Voices in Asia to Speak Out About the Escalating Crisis in the South China Sea

Statement published by Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on March 25, 2024 that expressed concern about the recent confrontations in the South China Sea.

Japan is one of the few Asian governments to issue a public statement of concern about the recent confrontations between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo published a five-point statement on Monday that fully backed Manila’s right to conduct resupply missions near the disputed Second Thomas Shoal.

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