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Abe Government Manufactures Crisis with South Korea

SNA (Tokyo) — On December 20, Japanese patrol planes had a tense encounter with South Korean warships. Tokyo claimed that the warships locked their fire control radar on the planes. No one was hurt, and no weapons were fired or aimed at the planes. But the Abe government used the incident to fan political tensions, apparently to excite and gain support from their rightwing political base.

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