By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Japan's territorial disputes with South Korea and China, a belligerent North Korea, and an increasingly assertive China are posing challenges to the Obama administration as it seeks to deepen its engagement with Asia, analysts say.
Blasting off just one week before South Korea's presidential election, North Korea's rocket launch appears aimed at not only capturing the attention of the wider world but also of affecting politics south of the demilitarized zone.
During her election campaign, Miss Park said she would consider economic aid to North Korea on the condition that Pyongyang makes a commitment to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.