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International relations

Senkakus still sore spot in Japan-China relations

Presence of Chinese frigate shows Beijing will respond to any Japanese action

A Chinese submarine approached Japan territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands, which China claims and calls the Diaoyu.   © Kyodo

TOKYO/BEIJING -- A Chinese vessel has again been spotted near Japanese territorial waters off the Senkaku Islands after a relatively placid 2017, threatening to chill bilateral relations during a period of overall improvement.

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