Three Chinese coastguard ships on Sunday remained near disputed waters around a set of islands controlled by Tokyo but claimed by both countries after entering the contested zone a day earlier, according to Japan's coastguard.
This photo, taken by Japan Coast Guard on August 3, 2013, shows a yacht of British registry carrying a Chinese flag as it cruises near the disputed islets known as the Senkaku islands in Japan and Diaoyu islands in China, in the East China Sea. The yacht entered Japan's territorial waters and sailers of the yacht threw a buoy with a red flag into the water and left the area.
Four Chinese coastguard vessels have stayed in the area in the past several days, with three of them sailing into the territorial waters shortly after 5:00 pm (0800 GMT) on Saturday, the Japanese coastguard said.
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