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Chinese ships spotted near Senkakus for 10th consecutive day

  • February 23, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 20
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The Japan Coast Guard patrol confirmed four China Coast Guard vessels traveling in the contiguous zone of Japan’s territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands (Ishigaki City, Okinawa Prefecture) on Feb. 22.


This was the 10th consecutive day that Chinese government ships were sighted near the Senkakus.


According to the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters (Naha), one of the vessels was carrying what appeared to be a cannon.


The JCG issued a warning to the Chinese vessels not to approach Japan’s territorial waters.

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