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Analysts: Japan's chaotic voices to harm ties (2)

By Zhang Yunbi  (China Daily)

08:40, July 26, 2012

Washington refuses to take a position on the islands, Patrick Ventrell of the US State Department said.

"We've clearly stated our policy on the issue of these islands," Ventrell said on July 16.

In addition to calling for help from other parties, some Japanese politicians and media organizations have sent vague or differing signals over the islands that have embarrassed the Japanese government, which again reflects the prevailing chaos in the Japanese political arena, analysts said.

While addressing the House of Representatives on Wednesday, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda did not respond directly to a request by some congressmen to land on the islands in mid-August to "commemorate deaths during World War II".

Noda reiterated the Japanese government's ban on landing on the islands, yet he said the claimants' feelings "should be given serious respect" and his cabinet will make a decision on the request after consideration, Japan's Sankei Shimbun newspaper reported.

The prime minister started pushing for "nationalizing" the islands in early July, and now he and his cabinet are trapped in the dilemma of being pressed hard by both supporters and antagonists, analysts said.

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