URGENT ¥¥¥ Japan arrests China fishing boat captain amid island row

Japan's coastguard arrested the captain of a Chinese fishing boat on suspicion of fishing in the country's exclusive economic zone Saturday amid a festering territorial row between the two countries.

The coral fishing boat with a crew of 13 was stopped by a coastguard patrol in waters some 46 kilometres (29 miles) northeast of Miyako island in the Okinawan chain, the local branch of the Japan coastguard said.