An undercurrent of trepidation ripples through the idyllic backwater of Ishigaki island in Okinawa prefecture, that diplomatic tensions might one day escalate into war.
At the centre of these concerns is the planned deployment of anti-missile units and Japanese Self-Defence Force (SDF) troops to the island to ward off an increasingly assertive China in the East China Sea.
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