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Chinese submarine near Senkakus ignored warnings, Japan says

Presence of powerful long-range nuclear vessel riles Japan

The Chinese submarine surfaced and raised the national flag once it reached the East China Sea. (Photo courtesy of Japanese Ministry of Defense)

TOKYO -- A Chinese nuclear submarine spotted near the Senkaku Islands on Thursday failed to acknowledge repeated warnings from Japan, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Monday.

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