Miyako is about 210km from the Japan-controlled Senkaku Islands (pictured) in the East China Sea. Photo: Kyodo

As China flexes its maritime muscle, Japan’s defence minister visits troop base on ‘front line’ island

  • Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya conducts tour of ground defence force base on Miyako
  • Island is about 210km from Japan-controlled Senkakus in East China Sea, which Beijing also claims and calls Diaoyu
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Miyako is about 210km from the Japan-controlled Senkaku Islands (pictured) in the East China Sea. Photo: Kyodo
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