Japanese Hoist Flags on Islands Claimed by China

0 Posted by - August 20, 2012 - Foreign Affairs, Military

Pg 26 japanese reu 300x225 Japanese Hoist Flags on Islands Claimed by ChinaJapanese nationalists have upped the ante in a territorial dispute with China by landing on a group of islands in the East China Sea and hoisting flags, in defiance of a government ban.

News reports said the 150 nationalists, including several local government councillors, arrived on a 20-strong flotilla of boats waving Japanese flags. “The Senkakus are undoubtedly Japanese territory,” a Tokyo politician, Eiji Kosaka, told the Associated Press.

Tokyo deported a group of Hong Kong activists who waded ashore to the islands last week on the 67th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in the Second World War, carrying Chinese and Taiwanese flags. The men returned home to a hero’s welcome on Friday.

CONTINUED at the Independent.

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