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Standing Guard

Standing Guard

Taken on 2012-10-02

Japanese Coast Guard Cutters stand watch over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. While disputed by China, Japan currently controls the island chain and has fiercely chased vessels from China and Taiwan that have entered the waters without permission.

Source: Al Jazeera English

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-17

Japanese Speedboat

Japanese Speedboat

Taken on 2012-10-02

Japanese Speed Boat Patrolling the disputed Islands.

Source: Al Jazeera English

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-17

Japanese Flotilla

Japanese Flotilla

Taken on 2012-10-02

After using water cannon to turn around a flotilla of Taiwanese fishing and Coast Guard vessels on Sept. 26, 2012, the Japanese Coast Guard has shown increasingly vigilance in defending the waters off of the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. In its territorial claim, Japan's maritime boundary is about 27 kilometres encircling the island chain.

Source: Al Jazeera English

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-17

Passing Uotsuri

Passing Uotsuri

Taken on 2012-10-02

A Coast Guard patrol vessel passes by Uotsuri, the largest island in the Senkaku/Diaoyu chain. Now uninhabited, it used to be home to 248 Japanese, in a community of 99 houses in the late 1890s. They were mostly employed working in a Bonito flake factory on the island.

Source: Al Jazeera English

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-17

Coast Guard Review

Coast Guard Review

Taken on 2012-10-01

Coast Guard officers pour over the manifest for the fishing boat that our Al Jazeera crew was taking to the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. Coast guard personnel, along with local police searched the entire boat for weapons and other items that could heighten tensions in the disputed islands. Many activists have attempted to land on the island chain in recent days.

Source: Al Jazeera English

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-17

Tattered Japanese Flag

Tattered Japanese Flag

Taken on 2012-09-26

A tattered Japanese flag flies off the stern of a coast guard vessel. The coast guard has faced off against Chinese and Taiwanese vessels in recent weeks over the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute.

Source: Al Jazeera English

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-17

Japanese Nationalists

Japanese Nationalists

Taken on 2012-09-22

A demonstrator bares a shirt declaring the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands as Japanese territory. Nationalist group 'Ganbare Nippon' has seized on the issue as an example that Japan needs to enact a tougher foreign policy position towards China and its recent 'aggression'.

Source: Al Jazeera English

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-17