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Japan seeks Southeast Asia clout with chopper parts for Philippines military – sources

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by August 11, 2017 World News

 

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s army will give thousands of helicopter parts to keep Philippine military choppers airborne, helping Tokyo gain clout with Manila in a contest with China to secure influence over the strategic South China Sea nation, four sources said.

Military diplomacy is a new means for Japan to confound China’s bid for control in the bitterly contested South China Sea as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks a regional military role amid a retreat from decades of state pacifism. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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