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Coast guard says Chinese vessels sailed near disputed East China Sea islands

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Have MSDF ships on constant patrol in those waters.

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How about JMSDF/USN joint live fire exercises around the Senkakus? These Chinese "fishing boats" are China's maritime militia and under Chinese PLA Navy control.

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Go Japan.

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China will not give it a break. Taiwan has an equal claim to fishing and mineral rights there, but China wants to push its own agenda above all three.

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Nothing else than that can be expected from such a Bully that China is.

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PM Suga time bulid up the navy.

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It's YOUR islands because you PAID FOR THEM!

But if you are too scared to put permanent structures on your own islands such as a weather observation station lighthouse and JSDF garrison what do you expect? It is UNINHABITED therefore China can argue a dispute!

Can't you learn from how the Koreans stole Takeshima from you? They built structures on it and packed it with ROK flags so how you gonna get it back now without a war?

Need to find some courage...

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Allow me as a civilian "GO TO" Senkaku just for camping :) That would be a peaceful solution to ensure the sovereignty over the territory.

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21st time this year that Chinese boats have entered Japanese waters 

That's 21 times too many and should be sunk for "scientific research and data gathering". My question is why doesn't the US military Navy respond or its AF to these intrusions since it's such a great and close alliance? Afterall we pay them for this, time to earn the paycheck. Turn them loose.

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From my understanding the islands were purchased by Japan from private owners. China had made no claim on the islands until "a United Nations agency conducted an academic survey in 1968 which indicated the possibility of the existence of petroleum resources"

I assume since Japan was able to identify an incursion into their "national waters" and previous reports of a fishing boat collisions with JCG patrol boats that the Japanese Coast Guard already have a presence in the area.

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China is getting closer to taking the Islands. What is Japan doing about that?

He who builds first and has boots on the ground has possession.

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These Chinese vessels need to be stopped,why can’t Japan build an outpost there with joint US support?

Chinese government is the worst of the post Soviet era mentality.

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China will not give it a break. Taiwan has an equal claim to fishing and mineral rights there, but China wants to push its own agenda above all three.

Der...isn’t Taiwan a (rebel) part of China?

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rgcivilian1Today  09:43 am JST

My question is why doesn't the US military Navy respond or its AF to these intrusions since it's such a great and close alliance? Afterall we pay them for this, time to earn the paycheck. Turn them loose.

Because under the US-JPN Mutual Defense Treaty, territorial intrusions are the responsibility of Japan. That's why Chinese and Russian air intrusions are challenged by the JASDF and not US Forces in Japan. However, should China ever choose to "take" the Senkakus by military force, the POTUS, 2 SOD, 2 SOS have openly declared that it would invoke Article 5 of the US-JPN Mutual Defense Treaty. In other words, it would start a war with the United States.

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China had made no claim on the islands until "a United Nations agency conducted an academic survey in 1968 which indicated the possibility of the existence of petroleum resources"

China (PRC) was only admitted to the U.N. in 1971. It wasted no time in formally lodging a claim after being admitted. Taiwan (ROC) also filed their claim with the U.N. that year.

PRC literally could not file a claim with the U.N. earlier because PRC was not even recognized as a legitimate government. The tired propaganda that its all about the resources survey is ludicrous. And as ever PRC is attacked while Taiwan is given a free pass for the exact same thing. Being so transparent is it no wonder the imperial era wannabees get zero respect?

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> How about JMSDF/USN joint live fire exercises around the Senkakus? These Chinese "fishing boats" are China's maritime militia and under Chinese PLA Navy control.

How about Japan standing up for itself instead of involving the US?

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Why don't they practice their target?

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