Skip to comments.Japan Holds Military Drill As South China Sea Islands Dispute Widens
Posted on 01/13/2014 11:48:10 AM PST by mojito
Japanese paratroopers recaptured an island from an enemy in a wargame as its Defense Minister vowed to defend a disputed East China Sea territory. Chinas ships sailed near the contested islets as Beijing reportedly expanded its air defense zone.
Tokyos military on Sunday held a military drill dubbed Island Defense, in which the countrys elite airborne troops simulated the retaking of a remote island from an enemy nation.
The plot for the annual drill, which took place at an exercise field east of Tokyo, stayed the same for the second year in a row as the dispute over the group of tiny islets in the East China Sea, claimed by China, Taiwan and Japan, showed no signs of resolution.
Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, who was overseeing the drills, vowed to protect the territory around the islands, which Japan considers to be its own.
We can never overlook Chinas repeated entries into our territorial waters. In addition to diplomatic efforts, we will cooperate with the Coast Guard to securely defend our territory and waters around the Senkaku islands, Onodera said.
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I’m sure Obama’s on top of this situation.
Im sure Obamas on top of this situation.
If you want to find him, look under his desk....
The only thing 0bama is on top of is his Reggie. And someday he'll get to the bottom of it.
I think China is posturing so they have a good excuse when their economy goes kaput...
I think Japan is posturing so they have a good excuse whern their economy goes kaput....
One or both....
Is there ANY part of this world that isn’t eff’d up because of the effeminate jug-eared moron’s incompetence?
I declare all of China to be my property. I mean, as long as everyone is declaring stuff. Oh, and Venus, too. And that galaxy that Sunkenciv posts photos of that looks like a big, blue eye. That’s mine now.
I wish we didn’t have a turkey for president.
Obama has achieved his secondary goal: a world without American power. His primary goal: a world without America.
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