During the 2011 Great East Japan (Tohoku) Earthquake, the 55-story Sakishima
Office Building (SKS) located on the coast of Osaka Bay was shaken extensively by long-period ground-motion.
According to the statement, the rocket may pass over the Sakishima
Islands in Okinawa.
Purification and characterization of a thrombin like enzyme elegaxobin II with lysbradykinin releasing activity from the venom of Trimeresurus elegans (Sakishima
Habu) Toxicon 41: 559-568.
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.
(47) In November 2004, an unidentified nuclear submarine, later discovered to be Chinese, entered Japanese territorial waters near the Sakishima
island chain off Okinawa, initiating a two-day chase.
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.