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Japan, Philippines to boost ties amid China rows

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Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida called Thursday for stronger ties with the Philippines to help ensure regional peace, amid tense territorial disputes by both countries with a rising China. 

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario (L) and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida are pictured at the foreign affairs office in Manila, on January 10, 2013. Kishida called for stronger ties with the Philippines to uphold Asian peace amid tense territorial disputes by the two countries with China.

In his first foreign trip as top diplomat since last month's election of hawkish Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Kishida said such cooperation was dictated by big changes in the region's security equation, though he did not elaborate.

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