6 Chinese ships near disputed isles, says Japan coast guard
News On Japan via Japan Today -- Sep 14
Six Chinese government ships sailed into waters around disputed islands claimed by both Beijing and Tokyo early Friday, the Japanese coast guard said, adding it had issued warnings telling them to leave.
The arrival came just days after the Japanese government completed its planned nationalization of the islands, which it administers and knows as Senkaku, but which China claims as Diaoyu.
"Our patrol vessels are currently telling them to leave our country's territorial waters," the coast guard said in a statement.
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda vowed to maintain utmost vigilance after the coast guard said that two Chinese maritime survey ships entered Japanese waters around 6:18 a.m.
They were followed by a group of four other ships that sailed into the waters claimed by Japan shortly after 7 a.m., the coast guard said.
China's television regulator has ordered a crackdown on dramas about the country's battles with Japan during and before World War Two and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines. (Reuters )
Shukan Post (May 24) conveys the difficulties experienced by other parts of the adult-entertainment biz in servicing customers from the communist nation.
A deri heru (“delivery health”) call-girl tells the tabloid that she is often requested to arrive at major hotels in the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro entertainment areas of Tokyo by Chinese visitors. (Tokyo Reporter)