The Mainichi report said the Japanese Defense Ministry plans to study the feasibility of stationing fighter jets at airports on the Sakishima Islands
such as the Shimojijima Airport, which is about midway from the Naha base and the Senkakus.
But some officials have admitted that the real aim of the deployment is to pave the way for the Defense Ministry to station ground troops in the Sakishima island
group, which includes Ishigaki and Miyako islands, under the latest defense policy platform, apparently with China in mind.
A powerful typhoon approaching Japan's southernmost prefecture of Okinawa is expected to come closest to the Sakishima Islands
late Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Scraps from the space station could either fly over or fall on Okinawa's Sakishima islands
in southwestern Japan between 3:50 p.
2 with a crew of six near the Sakishima Islands
in Okinawa Prefecture.
From the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries the kingdom embraced all of the island chain, from the Amami Islands below Kyushu in the north to the Sakishima Islands
near Taiwan in the south.
Powerful typhoon Haitang, heading across the Pacific toward Okinawa Prefecture on Sunday morning, may bring heavy rain in the Sakishima islands
in the prefecture from the night through Monday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Winds of more than 90 kilometers per hour hit the main island of Okinawa and the Sakishima Islands
earlier in the day, but the worst of the season's fifth typhoon has passed, although the agency maintained its warning of strong winds and high waves.