Senkaku Islands

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Senkaku Islands

(sɛnˈkækuː)
pl n
(Placename) a group of uninhabited islets in the East China Sea; claimed by China and Japan. Chinese name: Diaoyu Islands
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by Reuters A group of disputed islands, Uotsuri island, top, Minamikojima, bottom, and Kitakojima, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China is seen in the East China Sea, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 2012.
FILE - A group of disputed islands, Uotsuri island (top), Minamikojima (bottom) and Kitakojima, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China is seen in the East China Sea, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 2012.
According to the Japan Times, two of the ships sailed into Japanese waters southeast of the islands of Kubajima, and the other two followed suit east of Minamikojima, the coast guard said.
Three Chinese maritime vessels moved into the waters near Minamikojima, one of the five main islands of the Japanese-controlled Senkaku group at around 6:30 a.
Shintaro Ishihara announces plan to buy three of the islands -- Uotsuri, Kitakojima, Minamikojima -- from a private owner.