Tokyo rebukes Chinese government vessels chasing Japanese fishing boat

Japan has protested an incident late last week in which Chinese government ships chased a Japanese fishing boat in Japanese waters around the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday. 

In the protest, made through Tokyo and Beijing diplomatic channels last weekend, Japan strongly demanded that the Chinese ships immediately stop chasing the fishing boat and leave the waters, Suga said at a news conference.

The incident occurred Friday afternoon near the Japanese-controlled islands, which are also claimed by China.

Two Chinese coast guard ships left Japanese territorial waters off the Senkaku/Diaoyu in the East China Sea on Sunday evening after staying in the area for about 26 hours, according to the Japan Coast Guard.

Source: VOV5

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