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Anti-Japan protests intensify

Anti-Japan demonstrations have intensified in China in response to a diplomatic dispute over the ownership of islands in the East China Sea. Major Japanese firms including Panasonic, Canon and Mitsubishi have closed their factories in the country.

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Chinese ships enter Japanese territorial waters

Japan's Coast Guard said on Monday two Chinese marine surveillance ships entered what Japan considers its territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, in a move seen escalating tensions further between the two countries.

Sino-Japanese relations deteriorated sharply after Japan earlier this month bought the group of islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China and claimed by both countries.

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