The Japanese government protested the entry of four Chinese Coast Guard vessels in waters of Senkaku Islands on November 2.
According to Japan Coast Guard (JCG), in reports by Japanese media, the ships entered the waters off Uotsuri Island shortly after 10 am and stayed there for about 90 minutes.
JCG also noted that one is equipped with what appeared to be machine guns.
JCG said this is the 26th time this year that Chinese patrol boats have entered Japanese waters off Senkaku Islands.
Japan administers the Senkaku Islands. Japan stands that the islands are an inherent part of Japan’s territory. China and Taiwan also claim Senkaku Islands.