Chinese naval ship enters Japanese territorial waters

June 15, 2016 9:34 AM

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TOKYO – A Chinese intelligence ship entered Japan's territorial waters early Wednesday morning, the first report of a Chinese navy vessel doing so in more than a decade.

A Japanese surveillance plane spotted the ship in waters west of Kuchinoerabu island before dawn, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroshige Seko told reporters. It sailed out of Japan's waters about 90 minutes later, he said.

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