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China Flies Long-Range Bombers, Fighter Jets Through Miyako Strait
March 26, 2018

China Flies Long-Range Bombers, Fighter Jets Through Miyako Strait

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Last week, the Chinese Air Force conducted military drills in the South China Sea and Western Pacific.
Japan Considering New Anti-Ship Missiles for its Southwestern Islands
March 01, 2018

Japan Considering New Anti-Ship Missiles for its Southwestern Islands

By Steven Stashwick
Move part of Japanese fortification of first island chain against Chinese fleets.

Japan Mulls Deployment of Anti-Ship Missiles on Okinawa
March 01, 2018

Japan Mulls Deployment of Anti-Ship Missiles on Okinawa

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Amid a growing Chinese naval presence, Japan is considering additional steps to protect Miyako Strait.

China’s Air Force Holds Drills Near Japan, South Korea and Taiwan
December 19, 2017

China’s Air Force Holds Drills Near Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
For the first, Chinese military aircraft flew through the Tsushima Strait which lies between Korea and Japan on Monday.

China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan
December 13, 2017

China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Chinese bombers and support aircraft aimed to “test real combat capabilities.”
Chinese Defense Ministry to Japan: 'Get Used To' PLAAF Operations Through the Miyako Strait
July 17, 2017

Chinese Defense Ministry to Japan: 'Get Used To' PLAAF Operations Through the Miyako Strait

By Ankit Panda
China wants Japan to get used to seeing its military vessels and aircraft transit the Miyako Strait.

China Flies 6 Heavy Long-Range Bombers Near Japan
July 15, 2017

China Flies 6 Heavy Long-Range Bombers Near Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
China flew six H-6K bombers through the Miyako Strait. Japan scrambled its fighter jets in response.
Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets
March 03, 2017

Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets

By Ankit Panda
China returns to the Miyako Strait.

China's Aircraft Carriers: Full Steam Ahead?
February 07, 2017

China's Aircraft Carriers: Full Steam Ahead?

By Jeff M. Smith
A closer look at the advances Beijing has been making of late.

Japan Scrambles Jets as China Air Force Flies Bombers, Fighters Through Miyako Strait
November 26, 2016

Japan Scrambles Jets as China Air Force Flies Bombers, Fighters Through Miyako Strait

By Ankit Panda
The Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force conducted a similar fly-through in September.

East China Sea: Japan Reacts as Chinese Air Force Conducts Miyako Strait Drill
September 26, 2016

East China Sea: Japan Reacts as Chinese Air Force Conducts Miyako Strait Drill

By Ankit Panda
Several types of Chinese military aircraft transited the strategically important strait.
Japan’s Defense Minister Kept Busy as Obama Visits Asia
April 24, 2014

Japan’s Defense Minister Kept Busy as Obama Visits Asia

By Victor Robert Lee
Itsunori Onodera has spent the week bolstering Japan’s defenses, but was not helped by his colleagues.

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