China patrol ships spotted near disputed isles for 3rd straight day
News On Japan via Mainichi -- Sep 21
Chinese government vessels were spotted operating in waters near the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands on Thursday for the third straight day, in what appears to reflect Beijing's determination to strengthen China's presence around the disputed isles.
The Japan Coast Guard witnessed personnel from two Chinese patrol ships boarding a total of six Chinese fishing boats in Japan's exclusive economic zone near Kuba Island, one of the disputed islets, it said.
The Japanese Foreign Ministry lodged a protest with the Chinese government through diplomatic channels and the coast guard issued warnings via radio to the Chinese patrol ships as the boarding of the trawlers could be seen as asserting China's sovereignty over the area.
The coast guard said 10 Chinese surveillance ships were spotted sailing near the Senkakus as of 7:30 p.m. Thursday, with three of them sailing in the so-called contiguous zone, a 12-nautical mile (22-kilometer) band of water outside Japan's territorial sea.
Since Tuesday, more than 15 Chinese patrol ships have operated in the contiguous zone, some of them entering Japanese-controlled waters around the Senkakus.
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)