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Japan protests after Chinese ships enter Diaoyu waters again

Japan yesterday lodged its first diplomatic protest with China in more than three weeks, after the Japanese coastguard spotted Chinese ships in waters near a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea.

Friday, 26 October, 2012, 4:32am

Six Chinese ships return to waters near Diaoyus, over Tokyo's protests

Six Chinese government ships were seen near the disputed Diaoyu Islands yesterday, the Japanese coastguard said, a day after Tokyo reshuffled its cabinet amid rising bilateral tensions.

The coastguard said that four maritime surveillance ships had entered waters near the islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan, in the afternoon.

25 Oct 2012 - 8:48am