Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Taiwan Coast Guard and Fishing Boats get 'Water-Cannon Fire' from Japanese Ship

Japanese Coast Guard vessels have fired water cannon to turn away about 40 Taiwan fishing boats and eight Taiwan Coast Guard vessels from waters Japan considers its own.

Japanese ship 'firing' on Taiwanese boats [Photo: KYODO/Reuters - Times Live ]
Japan protested to Taiwan, a day after it lodged a complaint with China over what it said was a similar intrusion by Chinese boats.

Sino-Japanese relations deteriorated sharply this month after Japan bought disputed East China Sea islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, from their private owner, sparking anti-Japan protests across China.
Taiwan has friendly ties with Japan, but the two countries have long squabbled over fishing rights in the area. China and Taiwan both argue they have inherited China’s historic sovereignty over the islands.
Read more/see more photos: Times Live


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