Intrusion of Chinese government vessels into Japan’s territorial waters surrounding the Senkaku Islands

August 9, 2016
Japanese

  1. 1. Despite Japan’s repeated protests, more than ten Chinese government vessels have remained in the contiguous zone of the Senkaku Islands. Today, August 9, these Chinese government vessels repeatedly intruded into Japan’s territorial waters surrounding the Senkaku Islands on a total of ten occasions.

    2. In response to these repeated intrusions into Japan’s territorial waters, Mr. Shigeki Takizaki, Deputy Director-General, and Mr. Noriyuki Shikata, Deputy Director-General, acting on behalf of the Director-General of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, strongly protested against Ms. Guo Yan, Minister and Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of China in Japan, that China’s unilateral activities that further raise tensions on the ground cannot be accepted whatsoever, and that the vessels should leave Japan’s territorial waters and contiguous zone immediately.

    (Reference 1) Intrusion of Chinese government vessels into Japan’s territorial waters (August 9)

    (1) 8:44; (2) 9:03; (3) 10:00; (4) 11:38; (5) 11:50; (6) 12:43; (7) 13:37 ; (8) 14:15; (9) 14:53; (10) 17:16

    (Reference 2) Protests against the Chinese side (Lodged in Tokyo) (August 9)

    (1) 9:32 Acting Director-General (Deputy Director-General) of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau → Acting Deputy Chief of Mission (Minister)
    (2) 10:10 Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs → Mr. Cheng Yonghua, Ambassador of China to Japan
    (3) 14:15 Acting Director-General (Deputy Director-General) of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau → Acting Deputy Chief of Mission (Minister)
    (4) 16:40 Acting Director-General (Deputy Director-General) of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau → Acting Deputy Chief of Mission (Minister)
    (5) 17:37 Acting Director-General (Deputy Director-General) of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau → Acting Deputy Chief of Mission (Minister)