BBC Link. Wonderful. The nation with: the second most powerful navy in the Pacific; an economic crisis; a government desperate to distract attention from its own woeful performance of late; and an increasing domestic pressure to do away with pacifist constitutional clauses has decided to lay claim to islands governed by yet another neighbour. Maybe if we hadn't let them keep any of the spoils from last time, they'd be less insistent. I bet the Okinawans/Ryukyuans wouldn't be crying in their saki at regaining their independence either.