Japan is bolstering its military presence in the disputed territories of the East China Sea in order to check the growing influence of China. As part of its latest expansion, Tokyo will install anti-aircraft and anti-ship missile batteries on more than 200 islands stretching about 1,400kms between mainland Japan and Taiwan.
Goaded by its ally, the US, Japan is also set to deploy thousands of personnel in order to increase its troop presence to 10,000 in the next five years. This is the first time Japan has significantly increased its presence in the disputed territories in the East China Sea, largely owing to the pressure from Washington.
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