PACOM admiral, CNO talk threats during visits to Asia-Pacific region

BY JULIAN RYALL

Japan Correspondent 

TOKYO — Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., the head of the U.S. Pacific Command, has visited a new Japanese listening post on the island of Yonaguni, the closest inhabited land to the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. 

Accompanied by Japanese Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, Harris visited the Yonaguni Coast Observation Unit on May 17. China criticized the construction of the base last year on the grounds that it would complicate the dispute over the sovereignty of the Senkakus.

The islands are uninhabited but administered by Japan. China laid claim . . .

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