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Japan Premier's Comment Inflames Tensions With China

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to the press after a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT) - RTR3E520

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China reacted angrily Friday to a comment by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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He was quoted as saying that Beijing has a "deeply ingrained" need to spar with Japan and its other Asian neighbors.

Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with The World's Beijing Correspondent Mary Kay about the growing tensions between Japan and China.