The disputed islands in the East China Sea – known as the Senkakus in Japan and the Diaoyus in China – are controlled by Japan but also claimed by China. Photo: Reuters

China, Japan trade accusations after Chinese warship seen near disputed Diaoyu Islands

Incident comes amid news Japan’s foreign minister may visit China at end of January in bid to improve ties

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The disputed islands in the East China Sea – known as the Senkakus in Japan and the Diaoyus in China – are controlled by Japan but also claimed by China. Photo: Reuters
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