The powder Keg in the South China Sea appears to be on the brink of exploding any day now as new report are now indicating that Japan’s coast guard has released video showing Chinese vessels entering disputed waters near the Senkaku Islands. Over the weekend, reports surfaced that Tokyo has plans to develop new land-to-sea missiles to be deployed to the southernmost point of Okinawa prefecture.

With a range of 186 miles, the projectiles could easily reach the Senkakus. “In light of China’s repeated acts of provocation around the Senkaku islands, Japan aims to increase deterrence with improved long-range strike capability,” Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun said. CONTINUE