Chinese aircraft carrier sails between Okinawa and Miyako Island

National Apr 29, 2020

Chinese aircraft carrier sails between Okinawa and Miyako Island

The aircraft carrier Liaoning and five other Chinese warships have sailed north in the high seas between the Okinawa's main island and Miyako Island, the Defense Ministry said. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning. The same six vessels were found entering the Pacific after sailing ...

More Chinese naval ships sail through Miyako Strait

National Apr 28, 2017

More Chinese naval ships sail through Miyako Strait

by Jesse Johnson

The Chinese Navy has again sent vessels through the Miyako Strait, a strategic entryway into the Western Pacific between the islands of Miyako and Okinawa, as part of drills, Chinese state-run media said. The exercises, held Thursday, are the latest near Japanese territory as the ...

Cruise liner influx overwhelming Miyakojima's economy

National | OKINAWA BEAT Dec 9, 2016

Cruise liner influx overwhelming Miyakojima's economy

Amid rising hopes for economic growth, Japan's tourism boom has exposed the need for regional authorities to develop infrastructure and help secure the manpower needed to deal with the influx of foreign tourists. Miyakojima in Okinawa is one of those struggling tourist destinations. As a ...