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Yonaguni: Is island on frontline of China-Taiwan tensions prepared?

Life on Japan's westernmost territory goes on, but calls grow for emergency plan

Yonaguni is the westernmost inhabited island of Japan, located more than 500 kilometers from the prefectural capital of Okinawa. The shortest distance between Yonaguni and Taiwan is only 111 km. (Photo by Shogo Kodama)

NAHA, Japan -- With China continuing military drills around Taiwan, Yonaguni, the westernmost inhabited Japanese island and the closest to Taiwan, has been unavoidably exposed to the rising tensions over the island that Beijing claims. Nikkei Asia has analyzed Yonaguni's geographical features and its preparedness for an emergency situation.

Here are three things to know about the impact of China's military exercises on Japan's western island:

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