Agence France-PresseFebruary 21, 2013 05:46
A Chinese government ship briefly entered territorial waters off Japanese-controlled but disputed islands in the East China Sea on Thursday, Japan's coastguard said.
The fishery patrol boat entered the 12-nautical mile zone off Kubajima, one of the Senkaku islands, at about 3:36 pm (0636 GMT), according to a statement.
It added that the ship moved out of the zone after 22 minutes, watched by a Japanese coastguard vessel.
Beijing claims the islands, which it calls the Diaoyus.