Japan arrested five activists from Hong Kong who landed on the Senkaku Islands of Okinawa Prefecture at around 5:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday on suspicion of illegal entry, according to police from Japan's Okinawa.
Two other activists who also landed on the islands returned to the fishing vessel, said the police.
"The activists ignored warning from Japan before landing on the islands. But none of the arrested was hurt," police said, adding that the arrested activists will be transferred to Naha, a coastal city in the southern part of Okinawa, which is also the capital of Okinawa.
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