Tokyo: The Japanese police on Wednesday arrested five activists from Hong Kong, who travelled by boat to a set of Japanese-controlled islands to press China`s claim to the disputed territory.
On the anniversary of Japan`s surrender in Second World War, a total of 14 people travelled to the group of islands, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. The islands also are claimed by Taiwan.
The Japanese police said they detained five of the activists for violating Japanese immigration law.
Tensions also flared elsewhere on the anniversary.
A group of South Koreans reached another set of disputed islands in a separate demonstration on Wednesday. South Korea`s President recently angered Japan by visiting the islands, called Takeshima in Japanese and Dokdo in Korean.
(With Agency inputs)