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Build something on the islands. Japan, you miscalculated the degree of China's belligerence. Ishihara should have been left to build something on them. Catering to China's "feelings" and being a good neighbor got you into this mess. So build on them already.

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Build something on the islands.

Put vending machines and takoyaki stands. There are so many visitors there these days...

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The world should more strongly condem China for not only this but the many other recent flagrant violations of international law!

On the other hand it is well within Japan's right, good judgement aside, to build anything they want on the islands, be it a takoyaki stand or a coast guard station! I would recommend the coast guard station...

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The move sparked an angry response, with Japanese premier Shinzo Abe vowing to “expel by force” any Chinese landing on the archipelago, which is believed to harbor vast natural resources below its seabed.

Abe is sure one angry dude! This is happening almost daily it seems......

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Japan should place a monument on Uotsuri-shima with a description of the Okinawan islands taken directly from the May 15, 1950 document published by China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Ryukyus "consist of three parts--northern, central, and southern. The central part comprises the Okinawa islands, whereas the southern part comprises the Miyako islands and the Yaeyama islands (Sento islets)."

Let the Chinese government try to explain why they were referring to the Senkaku islands as being part of the Ryukyus in 1950 and only started claiming the islands were Chinese in 1971.

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The Diayoutai belongs to the 'Continental shelves' of the sea floor stretches from Mainland China, there is the foundation of China's claim of those islands and the seabed! Distance to Ryukus doesnt matter!

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otago10000

The Diayoutai belongs to the 'Continental shelves' of the sea floor stretches from Mainland China, there is the foundation of China's claim of those islands and the seabed! Distance to Ryukus doesnt matter!

Maybe China wants to use that logic, but if that logic was valid then Vietnam would be part of China. And Canada would be part of America. Or maybe America would be part of Canada and China would be part of Vietnam?

If that logic had any merit, who would own Hawaii?

China can use any logic it wants to claim the islands, but the world recognizes that they are administered by Japan and there is no getting around it. Get off, China.

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What's the fuss? Birds can come and go, why not the Chinese ships? There is no resources taken, just sight seeing like the nationalists from Japan. Fair?

If Taiwan new coast guard ships sail, will Japan say Hi?

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Three Chinese government ships sailed into the waters of disputed Tokyo-controlled islands

if above is true the below is false

3 Chinese ships enter Japan territorial waters

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And what would be the reaction of the Chinese communist gov't if three Japanese gov't ships sailed into Chinese waters without prior permission?

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@zichiMay. 06, 2013 - 12:36PM JST

And what would be the reaction of the Chinese communist gov't if three Japanese gov't ships sailed into Chinese waters without prior permission?

Japan can try. Let's find out!

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Japan can try. Let's find out!

China would call it an act of aggression.....

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To the Chinese, I don't think they are purposfully intruding as they see these waters belonging to them. To us, we think they are intruding because we think these waters belong to us. Its all a matter of perception. What is ours? Is your house yours? Has no one lived there before? Can you control who lives there in 200 years?

Work together to get the resources and leave it at that. No need to act like 12 year olds.

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Yes they are. You might notice that the Chinese have only started these "sovereignty patrols" in the past couple of years despite claiming the islands where theirs starting around 1970 - before that they've been biding their time and all too few people realize that's what they were doing. Now they consider themselves strong enough.

They might genuinely believe the waters belong to them, but to say they are not "purposefully" intruding is a bit thin.

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Japan refuses to talk and expects China to keep quiet and sit idly by! In the meantime they continue with Yasukuni, and wants to re-write the constitution and history. We in Asia are watching Japan's moves with much concern!

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As Japan, under international law, has administrative control over the islands the "status quo" is that they have jurisdiction over islands. If China wants to change the status quo the have the option of taking their case to the ICJ. Japan isn't contesting their own control so China should abide by international law and stop intruding into waters that are not under their jurisdiction, unless they "status quo" is legally challanged and the ICJ says China should have sovereignty.

This is what Japan, rightly, tried to do with the Takeshima dispute but South Korea apparently fearing they would lose rejected participation with an ICJ hearing. Until Korea accepts Japan's filing before the ICJ Japan must abide by their legal responsibilities and not send ships or planes into the Korean controlled territory and I've never seen a report of such an intrusion.

@Tony Maybe you can explain to me again why it's OK for China to break international law by sending ships into waters that abother country has undisputed authority over according to the international lrgal system. I'm not talking about the disputed sovereignty.

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From me being an outsider, is the Ocean name contain the word China, Mean anything to Anybody.

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I don't think they are purposfully intruding as they see these waters belonging to them.

Say what???

Its all a matter of perception.

That's true... but it's the perception of the international courts that should count, not that of a selfish and expansionistic government! Like JBird said, if Japan sent ships around Takeshima/Dokudo Japan would be in the wrong. In the case of the Senkakus China can use all the double-talk they want but intrusions are antagonistic, wrong, and there is no way anyone can dispute that fact unless it's tongue-in-cheek or to just a farce to earn 50 cents!

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@Ron Barnes

From me being an outsider, is the Ocean name contain the word China, Mean anything to Anybody.

Hummmmm...... It could mean that it's south of mainland China?

Actuallt the English name results from early European interest in the sea as a route from Europe and South Asia to the trading opportunities of China. Early Portuguese sailors called it the China Sea because that is where the wanted to eventually get to, not because of any implied ownership of the territories. In other languages the sea and territories are call by a variety of different names, by the way.

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Once again the Chinese PR folks are blatantly flouting their ignorance and arrogance. Well, the rest of the sane world will be just as hardheaded back. There is a saying here, "You mess with one of us, you mess with all of us." Keep on messing with Japan and you'll have a lot more countries than the US jumping on China's back pretty damned soon.

China is not getting the islands back, not by hook or crook and the other nations are taking more and more notice of the constant and further incursions by China onto other countries lands. Tibet is still a point of reference by the way.

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Japan cleverly make fishery agreement with Taiwan, a pseudo colony of Japan, to prevent Taiwan from embarrassing her with a show of force by sending her new Coast Guard ships to the disputed waters.

What if Taiwanese have spine and tell Japan those fishes actually belong to Taiwan and thus Taiwan can come and go as she please. Will Japan dare to hose the Taiwanese Coast Guard or make any complain? Can anybody answer this question?

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Will Japan dare to hose the Taiwanese Coast Guard or make any complain? Can anybody answer this question?

No, but Taiwan did say they would expell any of China's ships that they might encounter illegally in the waters.

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Not only a hater of Japan and India, but now also Taiwan. Guess you are just a hard pro Red China supporter but maybe not hard enough to actually go and live there?

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@Ron Barnes

From me being an outsider, is the Ocean name contain the word China, Mean anything to Anybody.

You mean like the sea between Britain and France is called the English Channel but not actually entirely owned by Britain or the vast Indian Ocean which certainly isn't owned by India. Or the North Sea which comes from Vikings from Norway.

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Well, the story of seeing Chinese ship in around Senkaku Island is not new. Why Japanese Navy deploy underwater Bombs around Japanese territory water in Senkaku Island and notice to Communist Chinese Government? If they entered into Japanese water and then it's their fault.

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