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Japanese activists sail near disputed islands

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August 18, 2013 AT 5:15 AM
Nearly two dozen Japanese nationalist activists and fishermen sailed to a small group of islands at the center of a territorial dispute with China. They were closely monitored by Japan's Coast Guard, but there were no Chinese patrols in the area and no incidents were reported. Both countries claim the uninhabited islands and have stepped up patrols to bolster their territorial claims.