Naha – The presence of Chinese coast guard vessels near the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea has been interrupted after daily appearances spanning some five months, apparently due to an approaching typhoon in the area, local Japanese coast guard officials said Tuesday.
Chinese coast guard ships had been spotted near the uninhabited islets for 157 days in a row but were not confirmed on Monday, disrupting the longest streak since the islands were brought under state control in September 2012.
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