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Chinese boat detained for illegal fishing in Japan



In this photo released by Japan Coast Guard 11th Regional Headquarters, a Japan Coast Guard patrol boat uses water cannon to warn a Taiwan’s leisure boat, left, and Taiwan Coast Guard boat off Uotsuri in Japanese and Diaoyu Dao in Chinese, the biggest island in the disputed Senkaku or Diaoyu islands in East China Sea, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Four Taiwanese activists on the fishing boat attempted to sail to the disputed islands but were turned away by Japan Coast Guard. AP Photo/Japan Coast Guard 11th Regional Hardquarters

BEIJING—Japan has detained a Chinese fishing boat and eight crew members for illegal fishing around Southwestern Japan.

The incident is not likely to spark a dispute as it didn’t occur in contested waters, but it comes as tensions have been rising over an island dispute that has raised fears of an armed confrontation between Beijing and Tokyo.

The fishing boat was detained Thursday off Nagasaki prefecture, hundreds of kilometers (miles) away from the disputed islands, known as Diaoyu in Chinese and Senkaku in Japanese.

A Japanese fisheries official in nearby Fukuoka confirmed the incident took place Thursday but gave no other details.

The Chinese government did not immediately respond to faxed questions Friday.


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Tags: Chinese , Diaoyu , Fukuoka , illegal fishing , Japan , Senkaku


  • Garo Ungaro

    What Japan is doing in their territory is very right. The Philippines should follow
    what Japan is doing?…inside their territory EEZ.. Japan has the manpower/navy to really
    impose this. This is what the chinese is doing in the 9 dash area at will. They believed
    they owned the whole SCS, and can do what they want, with no respect, of other nations
    EEZ zone.

    • Guest

      We should have pounded the Chinese vessel when it went aground in waters near Palawan last year. Instead, we went all out to please the ‘intruder’ with supportive help to even afloat the SPY-SHIP. Here lies our major setback when dealing with this barbaric tribe from the Northeast. And the smart saying ” any vessels in distress…duty bound…”. Now that is following a code of conduct in Maritime Laws. But we are dealing an “enemy” that do not believe in conscience and humility.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Japan has balls.  The Phl has no balls.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KAAEZZZL7OMMZ5K4KCFETADLSM jerome

       Hey Ph has balls too you know….but only jackstone balls…what can we do chinese blood runs through our president and the chinese community runs the business world

  • $18209031

    Japo Navy must commence attack on Chinese PLAN patroling Diaoyu. China will then whup Jappies back to Meiji Period if they try to show one inch of aggression.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYKIOQEDTUD4FPPPVHP6XMFNEA Raul

      Kung ako sa Japan ipakain sa pating. Lol

    • tagatabas

       hindot ka

  • johnlordphilip

    These Chinese are invading other areas not only for the resources, but they also use illegal methods that are destructive to the environment. After having done these things for a long time… they start claiming these areas as part of their territory.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AUNBI66J3EGEPMV5LFCN53OUGI JEO

    Japan can do it but Phils has no Balls according to Noel, you are definitely right!

    The reason why can’t? It’s because our past administraion especially, left us to rot! Their incompentency to upgrade our military in exchange of kickbacks is killing us!

    • http://dadsi-mamsi.blogspot.com/ Playstation

       Very sad and humiliating indeed…

  • avmphil

    Reply to :Garo Ungaro We should have pounded the Chinese vessel when it went aground in waters near Palawan last year. Instead, we went all out to please the ‘intruder’ with supportive help to even afloat the SPY-SHIP. Here lies our major setback when dealing with this barbaric tribe from the Northeast. And the smart saying ” any vessels in distress…duty bound…”. Now that is following a code of conduct in Maritime Laws. But we are dealing an “enemy” that do not believe in conscience and humility.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Santos/100000057358193 Mike Santos

    Can’t everyone see what’s wrong with this article? Look at the photo and read the caption and it says Taiwanese or Taiwan and not China. This article is another case of sensational journalism by PDI just like a tabloid!!!!

    • vendetta07

       it’s a stock photo of another recent situation involving Taiwanese.  That does not invalidate the integrity of the article.   

    • hehe147

      Unfortunately Mike Santos the article is true as even in hong kong, the widely read broadsheet which is the south china morning post has reported the said incident. The article is accurate but the photo is not. IF this article is false or just sensational the South China Morning post would not put it or would be giving a rebutt. Even in Indonesia and Thailand the said article is being posted.



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