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Chinese ships sighted near Senkakus for fifth consecutive day

  • February 18, 2021
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 6
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On Feb. 17, the Japan Coast Guard patrol confirmed four Chinese Coast Guard vessels traveling in the contiguous zone of Japan’s territorial waters near the Senkakus.


This is the fifth consecutive day that Chinese government ships have been sighted near the Senkakus.


According to the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters (Naha), one of the vessels carried what appeared to be a cannon. The Japan Coast Guard issued a warning to the Chinese vessels not to approach Japan’s territorial waters.

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