Japan arrests Chinese activists on Senkaku Islands
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)
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Watch: PM Narendra Modi addressing rally in Imphal
- Will Shiv Sena join hands with Congress to stop BJP from entering BMC?
- Why is Akhilesh Yadav encouraging dishonesty for votes?
- China 'threatened' by ISRO's record-setting achievement?
- Report: Are mobile smartphones more unhygienic than toilet seats?
- Virender Sehwag's reply to Kargil martyr's daughter has taken the Internet by storm
- Ind vs Aus: Mohammed Azharuddin says Jayant Yadav and Ishant Sharma should be replaced in next Test
- WATCH: Kieron Pollard's epic celebration after destroying Lahore Qalandars in Dubai
- Indian doctor rescued from ISIS recounts horror, says 'they forced me to watch videos, shot me thrice'
- Mitchell Johnson takes a dig at Anil Kumble over calling Steve O'Keefe 'steady'