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With U.S. commitment to help defend the Senkaku Islands, the question Japan now faces is whether it will be drawn deeper into the increasingly hostile U.S. policies toward China, a country that happens to be Japan’s largest trading partner.
In the face of steadily increasing Chinese pressure, Japan is taking steps to bolster its defense and coast guard capabilities in the Southwest Islands — those territories nearest to the Senkakus.
A spokesperson of the president, Chen Yi-xin, says, "Denying Taiwanese sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands is a humiliation to the country. The ROC government and her people cannot accept this."