An aerial view shows Yonaguni island, Okinawa prefecture. On Monday, Japan switched on a radar station on the island that for the first time will give it a permanent intelligence gathering post close to Taiwan and a group of disputed islands claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing. Photo: Reuters/Kyodo An aerial view shows Yonaguni island, Okinawa prefecture. On Monday, Japan switched on a radar station on the island that for the first time will give it a permanent intelligence gathering post close to Taiwan and a group of disputed islands claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing. Photo: Reuters/Kyodo
An aerial view shows Yonaguni island, Okinawa prefecture. On Monday, Japan switched on a radar station on the island that for the first time will give it a permanent intelligence gathering post close to Taiwan and a group of disputed islands claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing. Photo: Reuters/Kyodo

Japan opens radar station manned by 160 troops close to disputed East China Sea islands

An aerial view shows Yonaguni island, Okinawa prefecture. On Monday, Japan switched on a radar station on the island that for the first time will give it a permanent intelligence gathering post close to Taiwan and a group of disputed islands claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing. Photo: Reuters/Kyodo An aerial view shows Yonaguni island, Okinawa prefecture. On Monday, Japan switched on a radar station on the island that for the first time will give it a permanent intelligence gathering post close to Taiwan and a group of disputed islands claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing. Photo: Reuters/Kyodo
An aerial view shows Yonaguni island, Okinawa prefecture. On Monday, Japan switched on a radar station on the island that for the first time will give it a permanent intelligence gathering post close to Taiwan and a group of disputed islands claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing. Photo: Reuters/Kyodo
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