Japan says US committed to protect disputed Diaoyu Islands from attack amid China tensions

Nov 13, 2021 | INVESTING

Japan’s new foreign minister, Yoshimasa Hayashi, said on Saturday US Secretary of State Antony Blinken assured him in a phone call that Washington’s commitment to defending Tokyo, including southern islets claimed by China, was unwavering.Tokyo’s ties with Beijing have been plagued by a territorial dispute over a group of Japanese-administered islands in the East China Sea, called the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, as well as the legacy of Japan’s past military aggression.“Secretary…

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