Japan bracing for Chinese threat
Defense plan prepared for remote islands
The plan calls for a dispatch of 55,000 troops from the Ground Self-Defense Force as well as planes, warships and submarines from the main islands in the event the remote islands are attacked.
Scary, the article being "a leak" or not (see the link Glenn Reynolds is providing). The EU doesn't seem to worry:
The EU embargo on arms exports to China is likely to be lifted in the next six months despite US objections, UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said.
When the world bends over for the French and the Germans ... .