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Japan and the US in the Indo-Pacific

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The election of Joe Biden presents Japan with new opportunities to shape economic and security dynamics in the Indo-Pacific.

Observers of the international politics of the Indo-Pacific have pointed out that former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was the prime proponent of the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) Strategy – later modified to the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Vision and subsequently the Free and Open Indo-Pacific. The FOIP aims to ‘promote peace, stability and prosperity across the region’ and the maintenance of the ‘rules-based international order’. To this end, Japan has been

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