Senkaku Islands

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Senkaku Islands

(sĕn`käko͞o), small, uninhabited island group, 8 sq mi (20.7 sq km), Okinawa prefecture, extreme SW Japan, in the East China Sea. Located 90 mi (45 km) NNW of Ishigaki in the Ryukyu Islands, the group comprises five generally low-lying coral islands and scattered islets. Uotsuri-shima (2.5 mi/4 km long, 1 mi/1.6 km wide) is largest island. There are submarine oil deposits nearby. The islands, also known as the Pinnacle Islands and Diaoyu Islands, are claimed by China and Taiwan, and have been a source of regional tensions. Beginning in 2012 China repeatedly used ship and air traffic to challenge Japan's control of the sea and airspace surrounding the islands. In 2013 Japan and Taiwan signed an agreement that permits Taiwanese fishing in part of the exclusive economic zone around the islands.
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The Diaoyutai Islands, also known as the Diaoyu Islands and Senkaku Islands, are a group of uninhabited islets controlled by Japan in the East China Sea.
The Diaoyutai Islands are the territory of the Republic of China (ROC).
Historically, it is the Chinese that discovered and named the Diaoyutai Islands and put it under the jurisdiction of Yilan County of Taiwan.
The United States has suspended a joint exercise with Japan near the islands claimed also by the People's Republic of China and Taiwan as the Diaoyu or Diaoyutai Islands.
Well, what the Japanese fishermen are fishing in their Northern Territory is to Japan what their Taiwanese counterparts are doing off the Diaoyutai Islands to Taiwan.
However, since the Diaoyutai Islands sovereignty dispute began, our friendliness toward Japan has vanished .
Nations including Japan, China, Taiwan and others are fighting over the sovereignty of the Diaoyutai Islands, with each country claiming ownership.
Industry executives associated the spike with the escalating anti-Japanese sentiment in mainland China after Japan nationalized the disputed Diaoyutai islands, which is prompting the mainland's TV makers to place all of their backlight orders with Taiwan's suppliers.