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Ishigaki Mayor accepts deployment of GSDF unit

  • December 27, 2016
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

Ishigaki Mayor Yoshitaka Nakayama said on Dec. 26 that the municipality will accept a Ground Self-Defense Force unit that the Ministry of Defense is scheduled to deploy to Ishigaki Island. At a press conference held the same day, he pointed to Chinese government vessels’ intrusions into the Japanese waters near the Senkaku Islands and North Korea’s missile launches and said, “We acknowledge that it is extremely important to bolster defenses along the Nansei Islands.”

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