The Hong Kong fishing vessel, carrying around a dozen
activists from Hong Kong, Macau and China, was closely tailed by
around a dozen Japanese coastguard vessels and pummelled with
water cannon, but activists still managed to break through.
The seven who made it ashore yelled in jubilation over a
satellite phone after their landing and sang Chinese patriotic
The fate of the activists isn’t yet known. A Japanese
Foreign Ministry spokesman said: “We will take appropriate
action including law enforcement.” He didn’t elaborate.