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Japan lodges protest against China’s marine research within Japan’s EEZ in Pacific

  • July 10, 2020
  • , Nikkei
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Nikkei took up the disclosure by Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga this morning that according to the Japan Coast Guard, a Chinese marine research vessel was apparently conducting a survey by dropping what appeared to be a wire into the water in Japan’s EEZ off its southernmost island of Okinotorishima on Thursday without obtaining Japanese permission. The government spokesman was quoted as saying Japan “has filed a protest through a diplomatic channel, demanding an immediate halt” to the operation.

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