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Japan faces delicate diplomatic balancing act as Duterte visits

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Kyodo News Service reported on Sunday that Mr Abe will offer five billion yen in loans to aid agricultural development in Mindano when he meets Mr Duterte (above), a former mayor in the province.

Tokyo

FRESH from his official visit to China last week, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will begin a three-day visit to Japan on Tuesday, amid intense speculation over what role Japan can play in easing strained relations between Manila and Washington and in counterbalancing China's...