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Japan to 'Get Bossy' over Asia, Says PM Abe Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Thu, May 29, 2014, 10:40 PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is pledging to "Get Bossy" in the Asia-Pacific region. 

The BBC News reports that, "Japan will push for a greater role in Asian security at a regional summit on Friday, in a move set to anger China. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to promote Japan as a counterbalance to China at the three-day Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore."

PM Abe is taking orders from President Barry Obama to outline his Japanese "Get Bossy" Pivot to Asia strategy.

According to the BBC News, "The summit involves the US and Asean countries, and comes amid territorial disputes in the South China Sea between China, Vietnam and the Philippines. Japan-China ties are also strained over disputed islands in the East China Sea."

Japan is currently embroiled in numerous territorial disputes with its Asian neighbors, as well as with Russia.

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