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Japan's Defence Minister Onodera uses a pair of binoculars during an annual new year military exercise by the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force 1st Airborne Brigade in Funabashi

Japan to arm remote western island, risking more China tension

By Nobuhiro Kubo TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is sending 100 soldiers and radar to its westernmost outpost, a tropical island off Taiwan, in a deployment that risks angering China with ties between Asia's biggest economies already hurt by a dispute over nearby islands they both claim. Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera will break ground on Saturday for a military lookout station on Yonaguni, …