Japan May Deploy Soldiers To The Disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands

SCMP: Japan considers sending in troops to help meet China’s Diaoyu challenge
* The Chinese coastguard has increased its activity near the Japanese-controlled islands, raising alarm in Tokyo * Observers say tensions could be a test for the Biden administration
Fresh signs of tensions are emerging in the East China Sea as Japan considers sending its armed forces to deal with a surge in Chinese activity near islands claimed by both countries.
The China Coast Guard has expanded its presence in the contested waters near the Japanese-controlled Diaoyu Islands, known in Japan as the Senkakus.
The increased activity follows the implementation last month of a new law that allows China’s quasi-military force to use weapons against foreign ships that Beijing sees as illegally entering its waters.
Update #1: Japan open to deploying soldiers to Senkaku Islands, report says (UPI) Update #2: East China Sea Tensions: Japan To Send Troops To Contested Senkaku Islands? (IBTimes)
WNU Editor: This US naval expert is probably right …. U.S. Naval Expert Warns: China Is Coming for the Senkaku Islands (Japan Forward).Original Article

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