According to local media, two Japanese Coast Guards were found navigating the Japan-controlled Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea over the weekend, according to Japanese Coast Guard officials.
On June 18, two Kaikyo vessels entered the Senkaku Islands and cast a shadow over Japanese fishing vessels navigating the area. Chinese vessels departed the area only around 11:25 am on June 19. The Japan Times report.
Japan also protested Beijing’s “one-sided development efforts” in the East China Sea on June 17, after the Navy detected that China was laying the foundation for new structures in conflict areas.
and statementJapan’s Githabul Ministry said China has built a total of 17 structures for resource development west of the geographical middle line between Japan and China in the East China Sea.
“It is very disappointing that the Chinese side is proceeding with unilateral development activities, although the borderline has not yet been decided, although it is on the west side of the Japan-China intermediate line.”
Japan’s move came after the United States reaffirmed its support for the Philippines, calling on China to “end provocative actions and respect international law in the South China Sea.”
The Philippines held a diplomatic protest against China on June 9 over the existence of more than 100 Chinese vessels “illegal” in the “periphery” of Whitson Reef, which Manila calls Julian Felipe Reef.
“These actions are [the People’s Republic of China] A provocation against claimants in the South China Sea and other states that are legally active in the region, “said the Philippine State Department.
China has built a military presence in the South China Sea and has made numerous invasions of the East China Sea, where the Senkaku Islands are located.
Japan has dominated the Senkaku Islands since 1895, but Beijing began claiming rights to the Senkaku Islands in the 1970s, calling them the Diaoyu Islands.
On June 13, Japan deployed a Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) escort fleet in the Indo-Pacific, conducted four months of naval exercises, and strongly opposed “one-sided attempts to change positions” in the region. Was shown. ..
Lieutenant General Hideki Yuasa of the Maritime Self-Defense Force said the mission was aimed at promoting maritime order in the Indo-Pacific region. [become] It’s more complicated and unstable. “