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Japan's policies questioned

Updated: 2013-11-04 07:14
By Zhang Yunbi in Beijing and Cai Hong in Tokyo ( China Daily)

Moscow says 2+2 talks not an 'encroachment' on relations with other countries

Moscow expressed displeasure with the expanding traditional US-Japanese alliance in the Asia-Pacific region after foreign and defense ministers of Russia and Japan wrapped up their "2+2" meeting.

Analysts said that Japan is trying to break out of its diplomatic deadlock in Northeast Asia "by courting Russia and alienating China and Russia", but Tokyo's policymakers have miscalculated Moscow's overall strategic considerations.

Japan's policies questioned