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Miyakojima mayor expresses intention to host GSDF unit

  • June 21, 2016
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
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Nikkei wrote that Mayor Shimoji of the city of Miyakojima, Okinawa Prefecture, expressed his intention during a city assembly session on June 20 to accept a GOJ plan to deploy a GSDF unit on the island to enhance the defense of the Nansei Islands. The mayor reportedly said the threats posed by China and North Korea are increasing and he will accept the plan from the perspective of ensuring the safety of the Japanese people.

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