Japan & China: Chinese Coast Guard ships patrolling near Japanese islands, fishermen in fear, said – they were targeting us

Japan & China: Chinese Coast Guard ships patrolling near Japanese islands, fishermen in fear, said - they were targeting us
Tokyo : Fishermen in Japan mostly go to the deep sea farther north off the Japanese island of Yonaguni for fishing. Here they get Red Snapper which is found in deep water. The fish here are plentiful and growing continuously. Along with the fish, Chinese Coast Guard ships are also moving near the island. Chinese ships have increased patrols around the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands.

The Senkaku are a chain of uninhabited islands that are also claimed by China and Taiwan. In China it is called Diaoyu Islands and in Taiwan it is called Diaoyutai. This island group has become a major center of increasing tension in the region. Talking to CNN, 50-year-old fisherman Kazushi Kinjo, recalling his experience with Chinese Coast Guard ships, said that one of the ships was aimed at us and they were chasing us. I don’t know for sure but I saw something like cannons.
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Chinese and Japan are making their claim on the islands
The territorial dispute over the mountain range goes back more than a century. But in recent decades, China has increased its presence around the archipelago. This has raised fears that Beijing will once again claim the disputed islands. China’s foreign ministry told CNN that Chinese Coast Guard patrols in the seas around the islands were “a part of China’s sovereign authority”. At the same time, Japan claims that it has sovereign rights over these islands.

Japanese and Taiwanese fishermen in awe
Japan is increasing its military forces on the Yonaguni and Nansei chains. This worries local citizens like Kinjo because they know China’s intentions. These islands are located just 110 km from the coast of Taipan. Taiwan is already facing serious military tensions from the Chinese side. He now fears that rising tensions on the islands could affect his country’s peaceful community. Especially if China restricts access to their fishing sector which plays a major role in Taiwan’s livelihood.

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