The Coast Guard held a ceremony to mark the deployment of helicopter-carrying 'Okinawa,' during which its 11th region chief Satoshi Nakajima said situation surrounding the Senkaku Islands coming under Japan's Okinawa prefecture was becoming tense.
The Coast Guard has been sending patrol ships from all over Japan in rotation to respond to the increasing activities by Chinese patrol vessels around the Senkaku Islands on which China has also staked its claim
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Comment: Them Chinese is greedy little buggers, aint they! It's not enough for them to make every product sold at Wally-World a.k.a. Walmart. As for the Senkaku's, they didn't give a damn about those rocks for over 500 years. To the Chinese, they were nothing more than a navigation hazard on their way to the Ryukyu Kingdom, a.k.a. Okinawa. Then in 1971, just before they gave Okinawa back to Japan, the U.S. discovers that they're sitting above a lake of oil that would make a Saudi oil sheik shriek in ecstasy. Now we're poised on the brink of WWIII because of some worthless rocks in the East China Sea! Who'd a thunk it?