24 Jun '11, 8am

Japan protests Chinese ship's sea testing

TOKYO: Japan has protested after China sent a marine research vessel to test the waters off its tsunami-hit coast, reportedly to check for radiation, without asking for Tokyo's consent, officials said Friday. The Japan Coast Guard said the Chinese ship was spotted 330 kilometres (205 miles) off Japan's northeast coast where the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has been leaking radiation into the air, soil and sea. Japan said China should have asked for permission as the vessel was sailing inside its 200 nautical mile (370 kilometre) exclusive economic zone (EEZ). "We cannot allow scientific research without our country's consent," the top government spokesman Yukio Edano said, Jiji Press news agency reported. "We issued a warning on the spot and have made contact through diplomatic channels," he said of the latest spat between the long-time Asian rivals. A Japanese patrol ...

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