The governor of Tokyo wants to buy them, Taiwan says it would like them back and China has made their return a national priority. But for the Kurihara family, the islands Japan knows as Senkaku are just a bit of land they would really rather sell.
Hiroyuki Kurihara, whose brother and sister own some of the disputed Senkaku islands, known as the Diaoyu in Chinese, speaks to the media in Tokyo, on July 20.
"The conflict is escalating more and more," Hiroyuki Kurihara told AFP in an interview about the islands, known in China as Diaoyu, where Japanese nationalists landed Sunday after a similar venture by pro-Beijing activists.
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