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International relations

China, Russia ships needle through Japan's southern chokepoint

In unprecedented provocation, two navies circle nation in less than a week

Osumi Peninsula and Tanegashima Island are both in Japan's Kagoshima Prefecture. (Google Maps) 

TOKYO -- Four days after passing through a maritime chokepoint in northern Japan, 10 Chinese and Russian warships have now sailed through a southern chokepoint, in effect circumnavigating the nation in an unprecedented provocative move. 

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