Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Taiwan's fishermen defy Japan around islands

Yesterday, 'fishermen from Taiwan 'sailed into the waters around the Diaoyu Islands (known to Japan as Senkakus) to defy Japan.'The KMT adminstration backs them, 'as it does not accept Japan's sovereignty. Japan's neighbours in Northeast Asia, including South Korea, are also watching closely its domestic politics, which is increasingly under the influence or pressure of rightwing nationalists, like Shintaro Ishihara.