Photo gallery: Lighthouse raises tensions with China & Japan

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said on Wednesday the government and owner of the islands in the East China Sea are still in discussion about the possible sale of the islands called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. Kyodo News agency and the Yomiuri and Asahi newspapers reported, citing anonymous sources, that the government had purchased the privately owned islands from the Kurihara family for 2.05 billion yen (26 million US dollars.)

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