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Japan considers ammunition and weapons depots near Taiwan

Japan is considering setting up dozens of ammunitions and weapons depots on islands off China in preparation for a possible conflict over Taiwan, according to a media report. Japanese forces defending the country’s China-facing islands would have better access to supplies, the Japanese business daily Nikkei Asia reported, citing considerations in the Japanese Defense Ministry. It said Japan currently has about 1,400 ammunition depots nationwide, but 70 percent are located on the northernmost main island of Hokkaido.

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