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 (sä′kē-shē′mä, sä-kē′shē-mä′)
An island group of Japan in the southern Ryukyu Islands east of Taiwan. The islands were heavily bombed by the Allies in April-June 1945.
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On Thursday, the Chinese Defense Ministry said the MSDF ship entered its navy's live-fire drill zone in waters southeast of the Sakishima Islands, south of the disputed islands known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China.
The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of high winds and tidal waves on Okinawa's main island and the Sakishima Islands caused by Typhoon Fitow, the 23rd typhoon of the year.
On January 19, 1946, the commander of the Okinawa Naval Base was instructed to "extend Military Government operations so as to include the Northern Ryukyus south of the 30th parallel north and to include Sakishima Gunto, [which includes the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands included]" (p.
Currently, however, the approximately ten thousand Japanese who reside on the four Sakishima Islands have seen little military presence beyond the Air Self-Defense Force ground-based air-surveillance radar site on Miyako.
The agency called for caution against high winds and tidal waves on Okinawa's Sakishima Islands caused by Kong-rey, the 15th typhoon of the season.
A fleet of such jets may be kept on the Sakishima Islands near the Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture to reduce flying distance and to more promptly deal with Chinese planes intruding into Japanese airspace, the report said.
But some officials have admitted that the real aim of the deployment is to pave the way for the Defense Ministry to station ground troops in the Sakishima island group, which includes Ishigaki and Miyako islands, under the latest defense policy platform, apparently with China in mind.
If the launch goes as planned, the rocket is expected to fly over the Sakishima island chain in Okinawa Prefecture, which includes the Miyako Islands and the Yaeyama Islands at the southwestern end of the Japanese archipelago.
A strong typhoon, the season's eighth, was moving south of Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture, on Sunday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, warning that it may approach the Sakishima island chain on Monday.
THE British Pacific Fleet engaged in its first heavy The bombardment in Japanese waters when battleships and cruisers turned their guns against the Japanese island of Miyako, at the north-eastern end of the Sakishima Group, 550 miles south-west of Japan.
Boat tours along the Nakama River take visitors upstream to see one of the island's true giants the colossal Sakishima Sappan trees.
Their mission was to neutralize Japanese airfields in the Sakishima islands, which were between Okinawa and Formosa, but they faced a serious threat from the kamikaze onslaught.