Asian Insider

Quad grouping viewed in Japan as a means to neutralise China's influence

Japan would have an eye on the economic impact.
Japan would have an eye on the economic impact.PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO - Japan sees the Quad as an alignment of democracies to further push its Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) vision, which has shifted from a narrow maritime focus to a wider ambit that includes Covid-19 vaccines and climate change.

But the seeming convergence in the objectives of the Quad and FOIP belies a realisation that these issues carry national security implications.

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