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Japan wary of 'coercive' China

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China's "coercive" behaviour in waters around islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with Japan is dangerous and could trigger an incident, Tokyo said in a new defence paper Tuesday. 

A Chinese marine surveillance ship (R) alongside a Japan Coast Guard vessel near disputed islets on February 4, 2013. China's "coercive" behaviour in the waters around the land mass could trigger an incident, Tokyo said in a new defence paper.

At a cabinet meeting, hawkish Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ministers adopted the white paper, the first annual report on Japan's defence capabilities and regional security since the islands dispute flared anew last year.

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