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World News | Japan deploys troops to remote island near Taiwan, China over security concerns

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Tokyo [Japan]Japan Broadcasting Corporation reported on March 18 that out of concerns about China’s security, Japan decided to deploy missile forces on remote islands near China and Taiwan.

The country has ordered numerous forces, including missile units, to ensure its control of the area and demonstrate its defense capabilities.

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According to CNN, the Japanese military confirmed that about 570 JGSDF soldiers will be stationed at the recently completed garrison on Ishigaki Island in Okinawa Prefecture. The troops reportedly arrived on Thursday.

It’s worth noting that Ishigaki, well known among divers, is located 200 kilometers south of the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands.

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The islands, known as the Diaoyu Islands in China and Diaoyutai in Taiwan, have become one of the focuses of heightened tensions in the region.

Amid growing security concerns, Japan has been ramping up the construction of a military base in Okinawa, a 150-island tangle south of the main island in Japan’s East Sea, CNN reported.

Two Chinese ships entered Japanese territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands on Friday, chasing two Japanese fishing boats in the East China Sea, Japan’s NHK World reported.

The two Chinese ships reportedly entered territorial waters near Taisho Island between 4:20 and 4:50 a.m. (local time) on Friday.

The ships, along with two other Chinese vessels, had previously cruised in contiguous waters off Japan’s territorial waters, Coast Guard officials said.

Friday’s incident was the ninth time this year that a Chinese government vessel has been in Japanese territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands, NHK World reported. Notably, Japan controls the islands, while China continues to claim sovereignty over them.

The Japanese government claims the islands are inextricably linked to Japanese territory based on history and international law. (Arnie)

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a Syndicated News feed, the content body may not have been modified or edited by LatestLY staff)

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