Clinton makes clear that 'alliance with Japan' is cornerstone of U.S. presence in the region

January 2013
East-Asia-Intel Reports;1/23/2013, p5
The article focuses on the statement of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on siding Japan in the common defense against the possible Chinese military assault on Senkaku islands. She says that the nation does not take a position on the islands' sovereignty. She emphasizes the opposition of the American government on unilateral actions that will undermine the Japanese administration. She also stresses the main aspect of the American engagement with the region.


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