TOKYO (AP) — Japan says that putting government officials on disputed East China Sea islands remains an option to back its claims to the islands.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday that the permanent placing of government employees on the islands, controlled by Japan but also claimed by China, was a strategic option.
In Beijing, China's Foreign Ministry warned that it would consider such a move a provocation that would not be tolerated.
Japan has also protested to China after eight Chinese coast guard vessels intruded into waters near the islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.
On Monday, the Japanese Defense Ministry scrambled jets after an unmanned aircraft believed to be Chinese flew near the islands. There were no airspace violations.
Japan nationalized the islands a year ago.
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The attorney for a state cop fired last week for shooting at a minivan full of kids tells News 13 her client deserves his job back.
An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
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Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
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