Sharp diplomatic exchanges have erupted between Japan and China after two Japanese Coast Guard vessels reportedly collided with a Chinese fishing trawler in the waters off the disputed Diaoyu Islands last week: here.
Japan releases trawler captain after China threatens economic war: here.
In the midst of the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute with China, the Japanese government announced that it was registering another 280 remote islands as state property: here.
- Japan arrests China fishing boat captain (nation.com.pk)
- Japan coast guard says detains Chinese fishing boat near Okinawa (updatednews.ca)
- Japan detains Chinese fishing boat near Okinawa (worldbulletin.net)
- Japan steps up threat on China ship (bbc.co.uk)