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China's Senkaku incursions are the new normal

Tokyo frustrated by Beijing's efforts to chip away at Japanese sovereignty

Beijing is seeking to chip away at Japan's effective control over the Senkakus.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Today marks the fifth anniversary of Japan's nationalization of the Senkaku Islands by buying them from private landowners, a move that triggered massive waves of often violent anti-Japanese protests across China.

The islands, located in the East China Sea, are administered by Japan but claimed by China, which calls them the Diaoyu Islands.

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