Naha, Okinawa Pref., April 25 (Jiji Press)–Four Chinese coast guard ships entered Japanese waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Sunday.
This was the first intrusion into the Japanese waters by Chinese government ships since April 13 and the 14th such incident this year.
The four Haijing ships crossed into the waters at a point west-southwest of Uotsurijima, one of the islands, around between 10:15 a.m. (1:15 a.m. GMT) and 10:30 a.m., according to the Japan Coast Guard’s 11th regional headquarters in Naha, the capital of the southernmost Japan prefecture of Okinawa.
The Chinese ships left the areas north-northwest of Uotsurijima around between 11:45 a.m. and 12:05 p.m.
The Japanese-administered islands are claimed by China, which calls them Diaoyu.