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A new opinion poll has found that over half of the Japanese population is of the opinion that the Japan Self-Defense Forces should not become involved in fighting if China invades Taiwan.
Okinawa’s role in Japanese security was reinforced by China’s military drills in the Taiwan Strait following U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.
Voters will decide whether US troops should be relocated amid increasing opposition to their presence on the island.
In the face of steadily increasing Chinese pressure, Japan is taking steps to bolster its defense and coast guard capabilities in the Southwest Islands — those territories nearest to the Senkakus.