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Two SDF camps to be established in Nansei Islands

  • March 18, 2019
  • , Sankei
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Sankei wrote on Monday that new GSDF bases will be established on Amami Island in Kagoshima and Miyako Island in Okinawa on March 26, saying that the Defense Ministry is committed to reinforcing deterrence against China’s maritime advancement around the Senkakus. Close to 950 personnel will be deployed to the two camps for the time being, with several hundred additional troops expected to be assigned to the Miyako installation later to operate a missile unit. The daily added that another GSDF facility will be established in the near future on Ishigaki Island as part of efforts to defend the Nansei Islands stretching from southern Kyushu to Japan’s westernmost island of Yonaguni.     

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