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Crossover: Japan's response to China's protest on Diaoyu Islands

07-07-2012 20:12 BJT

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says on Saturday that his government is negotiating to buy part of the Diaoyu islands in the East China Sea, a move that could elevate tensions between China and Japan. Full Story>>

For more on the issue, let's cross to our correspondent Terry Terashima in Tokyo.

Q1: What's the response from the Japanese government to the protest from China?

Q2: In April the Governor of Tokyo Shintaro Ishihara said his city prefecture was negotiating with the "owner" of the islands in the hope of "buying them by the end of this year" and started raising money for the proposal. What happened to his plan?

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CNTV.CN

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