Chinese government ships were in the territorial waters of disputed Tokyo-controlled islands, Japan's coastguard said.
A Chinese maritime surveillance ship cruises near a group of disputed islands on October 25, 2012. Chinese government ships were again in the territorial waters of disputed Tokyo-controlled islands on Tuesday.
The three surveillance ships were navigating in the 12-nautical-mile limit around the Senkakus, which Beijing claims and calls the Diaoyus, at around 10:00 am (0100 GMT), the coastguard said.
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