Japan launched a radar post on the island of Yonaguni, 150 km from the disputed Chinese Islands known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan and Diaoyu in China, reports Reuters.
“Till yesterday there was no coastal observations to the West of the main island of Okinawa. It was a void that we needed to fill,” said the Colonel defense forces Daigo to Shimizu, the commander of the base, located on Yonaguni.
“This means that we will continue to monitor the area surrounding Japan, and respond to all incidents,” he added.
The deployment of the RLP fits into the buildup of Japan’s military capabilities along the chain of Islands in the 1.4 thousand km from the main territory of Japan. The amount of troops will amount to 160 people.
As noted earlier, the interlocutors of the Agency, this decision is part of a strategy to deter China in the Western Pacific ocean, while he gets more and more control over the South China sea.