Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Disputed islands between China and Japan

Map of Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands disputed by China and Japan.
The dispute is over uninhabited islands known by Japan as the Senkaku and China as the Diaoyu. Japanese officials announced last week that the government would buy three of the islands from the Japanese family that has controlled them for decades. China argues that they were an integral part of its territory for centuries, and were illegally occupied by Japan. (Los Angeles Times)
Location of the islands

Map of the islands (AFP)

Claimed sea boundaries between Japan and China and location of Senkaku Islands
( Clabaugh)

Senkaku Islands


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