Japanese island holds disaster drill in shadow of Taiwan threat

Source: straitstimes.com straitstimes.com

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YONAGUNI, Japan - Japan on Sunday conducted a tsunami evacuation drill on its westernmost island, an exercise that could also help residents respond to an emergency arising from any attempt by China to take control of nearby self-ruled Taiwan, an official said. About 200 island officials and members of Japan's military, known as the Self-Defence Force (SDF), took part in the exercise on Yonaguni, Japan's westernmost island, 2,000km south-west of the capital, Tokyo. But SDF helicopters and landing craft from ships that had sailed more than 1,000km from the main Japanese islands were unable to join the exercise because of...