China, Japan Island Spat Resurfaces – WSJ.com

TOKYO—After visits to a controversial war shrine by Japanese politicians rankled its neighbors, Tokyo and Beijing faced off afresh over a group of disputed islands, raising concerns that tensions between the two East Asian powers may be returning after a period of relative calm.

On Tuesday, the Japanese Coast Guard said China sent eight maritime-patrol ships to the waters surrounding small East China Sea islands controlled by Tokyo but claimed by Beijing. China, meanwhile, protested the presence in the same waters of a flotilla of boats piloted by Japanese activists.

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