A Japan Coast Guard vessel seen near the Diaoyu Islands, known by Japan as the Senkaku Islands. Photo: Reuters
A Japan Coast Guard vessel seen near the Diaoyu Islands, known by Japan as the Senkaku Islands. Photo: Reuters
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US forces flew close to disputed Diaoyu Islands in February: report

  • The manoeuvres involved transport aircraft airdropping supplies off the islands, which are claimed by China but controlled by Japan
  • The drill signals Washington’s commitment to the US-Japan security treaty, which covers the Diaoyus in the East China Sea, one analyst says

A Japan Coast Guard vessel seen near the Diaoyu Islands, known by Japan as the Senkaku Islands. Photo: Reuters
A Japan Coast Guard vessel seen near the Diaoyu Islands, known by Japan as the Senkaku Islands. Photo: Reuters
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