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Diplomatic initiatives presage reduction of regional tensions in East Asia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo on Oct 7, 2015.


A SUDDEN flurry of diplomatic activity involving Japan, China and South Korea - brokered, apparently, in part by the United States - has strengthened the prospect of a trilateral summit being held among leaders of the three East Asian powers as early as next month, despite ongoing