The coral island Okinotorishima, 1,740km south of Tokyo. Photo: AFP

Japan protests Chinese survey ship operating near Okinotorishima atoll, a small but vital piece in Tokyo’s maritime territory claims

  • The Chinese ship may have been seeking information on natural deposits, such as oil and gas, but it may also have had a military mission
Topic |   China-Japan relations

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The coral island Okinotorishima, 1,740km south of Tokyo. Photo: AFP
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