Derek Sua is learning the Japanese martial art judo with the help of his black-belt Japanese sensei, paid for by Japan. It’s part of a bigger push to forge ties between the Pacific islands and Washington’s regional allies, a countermeasure to China’s expanding grip in the South Pacific. Jayson Albano reports.

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Derek Sua is learning the Japanese martial art judo with the help of his black-belt Japanese sensei, paid for by Japan. It’s part of a bigger push to forge ties between the Pacific islands and Washington’s regional allies, a countermeasure to China’s expanding grip in the South Pacific. Jayson Albano reports.

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