Japan

Japanese Deputy Minister Headed to China

Tensions over disputed islands continues

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Following weeks of tension about disputed islands in the East China Sea, Japan's deputy foreign minister is in Beijing to discuss the issue. A few more Chinese ships are visiting thewaters around the islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.

Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister Chikai Kawai arrived in Beijing where he will meet with his Chinese counterpart to discuss the dispute. China's foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei says the visit came at the request of the Japanese.