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Tensions around Senkakus continue on fifth anniversary of Japan’s nationalization of islands

  • September 10, 2017
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Sunday’s Asahi, Yomiuri, and Nikkei wrote that Sept. 11 marks the fifth anniversary of Japan’s nationalization of the Senkaku Islands. The papers said that tensions between Japan and China continue over the disputed islets, as China continues to send government ships and fishing boats to the vicinity. Yomiuri wrote that as China’s activities in the region are likely to increase, Japan plans to step up its vigilance and demonstrate its strong security alliance with the U.S. to counter Beijing’s actions.

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