Photo gallery: Lighthouse raises tensions with China & Japan

(AP Photo/Kyodo News)

A lighthouse built by Japanese ultranationalists has reignited Asia’s dispute over the Senkaku islands, and is seen on one of the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1996. The uninhabited islands, claimed by Japan, China and Taiwan, are surrounded by rich fish grounds and the sea bed in the vicinity may also hold natural gas or oil deposits.

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