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The government said Thursday it had protested to China regarding a set of names recently assigned by Beijing to seabed zones in the East China Sea, including those related to a Japan-administrated group of islets that are also claimed by China.

“There are some names that are based on China’s unique assertions regarding the Senkaku Islands,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a news conference. “Giving names to surrounding seabed topography doesn’t change the fact that the Senkakus are our country’s inherent territory.”

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