Japan protests China's vessels around disputed islands

August 6, 2016 4:40 AM

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TOKYO – Japan has protested to China after six Chinese coast guard vessels approached disputed East China Sea islands accompanying a fleet of hundreds of Chinese fishing boats.

Japan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement it summoned Chinese Embassy officials after Japan's coast guard spotted the vessels Saturday along with a fleet of 230 Chinese fishing boats swarming around the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands. China also claims the islands.

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