Japan plans to increase its Ground Self-Defence Force unit in Okinawa prefecture. Photo: Kyodo
Japan plans to increase its Ground Self-Defence Force unit in Okinawa prefecture. Photo: Kyodo
Japan

Japan to expand Okinawa-based ground force unit amid China threat

  • Defence Ministry will increase infantry regiments and upgrade highest rank from major general to general, which could further heighten tensions with China
  • The 15th brigade, based in Okinawa’s capital Naha, has become the vanguard to protect the Nansei Islands that stretch southwest from Kyushu towards Taiwan

Japan plans to increase its Ground Self-Defence Force unit in Okinawa prefecture. Photo: Kyodo
Japan plans to increase its Ground Self-Defence Force unit in Okinawa prefecture. Photo: Kyodo
READ FULL ARTICLE