A group of disputed islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China is seen in the East China Sea, on September 2012.PHOTO: REUTERS
Straits Times: Japan eyes new land-to-sea missile amid tensions over isles: Report
TOKYO • Japan will develop a new land-to-sea missile as part of plans to beef up its defence of remote southern islands, as tensions with China continue to increase over the disputed territories, a report said yesterday.
The two countries are locked in a long-running dispute over the uninhabited islets known as the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyudao in China.
The report comes after repeated protests by Japanese Foreign Ministry officials over what Tokyo calls "intrusions" by Chinese ships in the territorial and contiguous waters of the rocky islands.
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