Only 300 kilometers from Taiwan, Ishigaki is at the front line of escalating tensions between China, Taiwan, Japan and the United States.
The New York Times’ Ben Dooley joins Deep Dive to discuss his recent reporting trip to Ishigaki, and why the island is currently building a missile base.
- The island paradise near the front line of tensions over Taiwan (Ben Dooley, The New York Times)
- To China’s chagrin, Japan-Taiwan talks could pave the way for closer ties (Jesse Johnson, The Japan Times)
- What’s behind surging tensions in the Taiwan Strait? (Jesse Johnson, The Japan Times)
- What can Japan do in a Taiwan-China clash? (Michael MacArthur Bosack, The Japan Times)
- Invasion of Taiwan by China would be ‘economic suicide,’ former PM Abe warns
- Japan brings back COVID-19 restrictions over omicron surge
- Tsunami caused by Tonga volcano eruption stumps Japan weather experts
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