Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tensions flare over island dispute as Japan marks Second World War anniversary - The Globe and Mail

Regional tensions flared Wednesday on the emotional anniversary of Japan’s Second World War surrender as activists from China and South Korea used the occasion to press their country’s claims to disputed sea territory, prompting 14 arrests by Japanese police.

A group of 14 people travelled by boat from Hong Kong to a set of uninhabited islands controlled by Japan but also claimed by China and Taiwan, and Japanese police said they arrested five of them who swam ashore in the East China Sea chain, known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese.

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