An aerial view of Mageshima island, which the Japanese government has bought. Photo: Wikipedia

Japan buys Mageshima island for US$146 million to conduct military drills with US

  • Planned development reflects Tokyo’s revised security doctrine and determination to protect scattered islands off its most southerly prefecture
  • New base could be used to defend the Diaoyu Islands, which are known in Japan as the Senkakus and are the focus of a territorial dispute with China
Topic |   Japan
An aerial view of Mageshima island, which the Japanese government has bought. Photo: Wikipedia
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