Brief: Taiwanese Protesters Warned Off Islands

Japanese authorities told a Taiwanese fishing boat approaching the Pinnacle Islands* to turn back and mobilized security forces to prevent its approach. The boat is thought to be carrying a dozen activists on a trip to protest Koizumi’s Aug. 15 Yasukuni Shrine visit. Some anti-Japan activists in Hong Kong had planned a similar trip, but delayed their departure to get their boats ready. [AFP via Yahoo!]

*The islands are known as Senkaku Shotō (尖閣諸島) in Japanese and Diàoyútái Qúndǎo (钓鱼台群岛) in Chinese. I use the name Pinnacle Islands for neutrality.





One response to “Brief: Taiwanese Protesters Warned Off Islands”

  1. […] The arrest last year took place near the islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China that have been a long-standing point of contention between the two countries. Activists in both countries have mobilized to claim sovereignty. To make things more complicated, Taiwanese protesters have also staked claims. […]

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