Photo gallery: Lighthouse raises tensions with China & Japan

(AP Photo/Yomiuri Shimbun, Masataka Morita)

A boat, center, is surrounded by Japan Cost Guard’s patrol boats after some activists descended from the boat on Uotsuri Island, one of the islands of Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, in East China Sea Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Regional tensions flared on the emotional anniversary of Japan World War II surrender as activists from China and South Korea used Wednesday occasion to press rival territorial claims, prompting 14 arrests by Japanese authorities. The 14 people had traveled by boat from Hong Kong to the disputed islands controlled by Japan but also claimed by China and Taiwan.

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