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Tokyo fears that if Taiwan falls then, within the phrases of the nation’s deputy prime minister, its southern island of “Okinawa could be next”. Deputy prime minister Taro Aso reportedly mentioned on Monday {that a} “major problem” in Taiwan may additionally pose a severe risk to the Japanese island of Okinawa. Mr Aso mentioned: “If a major problem took place in Taiwan, it would not be too much to say that it could relate to a survival-threatening situation for Japan.

“We want to assume arduous that Okinawa might be the following.”

Mr Aso added that any contingency over Taiwan should be resolved through dialogue.

He said: “We are carefully monitoring the scenario.”

On Tuesday a Japanese government spokesperson said: “Japan hopes the Taiwan situation might be resolved by means of direct dialogue between events involved.

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Beijing mentioned that the deputy prime minister’s feedback had been “harmful” to Sino-Japanese relations.

The deputy prime minister has mentioned that it could join with the US in defending Taiwan if it was ever invaded by China.

After the feedback made by the deputy prime minister on the fundraising get together, China’s overseas ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian mentioned at a convention on Tuesday that the remarks “harmed the political foundation of China-Japan relations”.

He added that Beijing would “resolutely opposed” them.

Mr Lijian mentioned: “No one should underestimate the Chinese people’s staunch resolve, firm will, and formidable ability to defend national sovereignty.”

China additionally claims sovereignty over Japanese-controlled islets within the East China Sea.

The uninhabited isles, referred to as the Senkaku islands, lie off Japan’s southern island of Okinawa.

Beijing guidelines solely the Chinese mainland, however claims Taiwan as a part of its territory underneath its “One China Principle”.

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