China patrol ships enter Japan waters: Japan Coast Guard

TOKYO Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:16pm EDT

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Two Chinese patrol ships entered Japanese territorial waters near disputed islets claimed by both Beijing and Tokyo on Friday, Japan's Coast Guard said, marking the latest incident in a long-running dispute between China and Japan.

The Chinese ships have not followed the coast guard's order to go out of the territorial waters, a Japan coast guard official said.

Tension flared last month when Japan detained a group of Chinese activists who had landed on the islands, known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese.

Bilateral ties were strained further on Tuesday when Japan, which controls the islands, said it had bought them from a private owner, ignoring warnings from China

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Michael Perry)

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Comments (3)
shaneH wrote:
Those islands were seized away by Japan after Sino-Japanese War of 1894–95.

Sep 13, 2012 8:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
m930 wrote:
The Japanese surrender at the end of World War II in 1945

Sep 13, 2012 9:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Pterosaur wrote:
Misleading title: Not Japan waters, China water.

China patrol ships simply conduct its duties. Japanese should question their prime minister on the stupid moves to prompt China into such patrols.

Japan can say Good Bye to the island for good now.

Sep 13, 2012 10:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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