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Chinese ships spotted near Senkakus for 32nd consecutive day

  • March 17, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 28
  • JMH Translation

The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) patrol confirmed three China Coast Guard vessels traveling in the contiguous zone of Japan’s territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands (Ishigaki City, Okinawa Prefecture) on March 16.


This was the 32nd 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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