Japan to replace envoys to China, ROK & U.S
According to a news report in Japan, 'the country plans to replace the incumbent ambassadors to China, South Korea and the United States. There are observations' that Japan''s foreign and defence policies are increasingly coming under the influence and pressure of rightwingers. Meanwhile, the KMT administration in Taiwan has reportedly accused Japan of "furtively occupying" the Diaoyu Islands ('Senkaku' to Japan). The revival of rightwing nationalism in Japan''s' domestic politics has pushed the country into a fairly precarious position in Northeast Asia.