Trouble in paradise: Why is Ishigaki building a missile base? w/ Ben Dooley

Episode 113,  Jan 19, 10:00 AM

Only 300 kilometers from Taiwan, Ishigaki is at the frontline of escalating tensions between China, Taiwan, Japan and the U.S.

The New York Times' Ben Dooley joins Deep Dive to discuss his recent reporting trip to Ishigaki, and why the island is currently building a missile base.

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Photo: Ishigaki, best known for sun, sand and pineapples, is at the frontline of regional tensions between Taiwan, China and Japan. | Oscar Boyd