The Diaoyu Islands – which Tokyo calls the Senkaku Islands – a disputed chain in the East China Sea. File photo: AP

Japan and US plan joint armed forces response to Chinese threats to disputed Diaoyu Islands

  • US committed to defending Japan under Article 5 of the two countries’ security treaty
  • Plan being drawn up assumes such emergencies as armed Chinese fishermen landing on the islands
Topic |   China-Japan relations

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The Diaoyu Islands – which Tokyo calls the Senkaku Islands – a disputed chain in the East China Sea. File photo: AP
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