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Mega-China Changing Japan-China relations / Chinese Navy shows flag off Okinotorishima
China's rapid rise is causing ever-widening repercussions in its relationship with Japan. This is the third installment in a series of articles examining new currents in bilateral relations.
The Yomiuri Shimbun
In the early morning of April 7, a fleet of five Maritime Self-Defense Force training ships moored off Okinotorishima, Japan's southernmost island in the western Pacific.
Small boats were lowered into the water and 188 new graduates of the Maritime Officer Candidate School were taken ashore.
It was the first time they had …