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Japan's Defense Ministry Has Expressed Deep Concern Over China's Assertiveness In East China Sea And Describes North Korea's Military Pronouncements And Missile Tests A Serious Destabilizing Factor In The Asia-Pacific Region. In Its Annual Defense White Paper, Tokyo Warned Of An Increasingly Severe Security Environment. Temple University Asian Studies Professor Jeffrey Kingston Told Daybreak Asia's Victor Beattie Japan's Changing Defense Posture Under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Has Alarmed Some Of Its Neighbors, But Recent Increases In Defense Spending Should Be Kept In Perspective.