The Foreign Ministry has published on its website a map released by a Chinese government organ in 1969 calling the disputed Senkaku Islands by their Japanese name.

The ministry's website already had a Taiwanese map of 1970 using the same name.

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said that putting the 1969 map on the website was aimed at showing both Japan and its neighbors have historically considered the island group in the East China Sea as Japanese territory.