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Japan defense chief calls for China's restraint on the Senkakus

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A Japan Coast Guard boat near the Senkaku Islands: Chinese government vessels have been spotted frequently near the Japan-administered chain in recent months.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's defense chief on Monday urged Beijing to exercise restraint as bilateral tensions rise over Chinese incursions into Japanese territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.

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