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Tokyo investigation team arrive at waters off Diaoyu islands

09-02-2012 07:21 BJT Special Report:Diaoyu Islands: China’s Inherent Territory |

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Local media says that a 25-member investigation team from the Tokyo metropolitan government has arrived at the waters off Diaoyu islands in 5 am local time on Sunday. The Tokyo government earlier sent a landing application, but was rejected by the central government for security reasons.

The team departed from Ishigaki port, Okinawa, on Saturday night. It will circle the islands for around 11 hours on Sunday, examining animal and plant life, and measuring the depth of coastal waters.

This is in preparation for their intended purchase of the land. The team is expected to return to Ishigaki at Sunday night. Japan’s Kyodo news agency reports that Sunday’s inspection is a basic research ahead of a re-examination planned for as early as October.

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CCTV.com

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