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Chinese official media said Beijing had sent two patrol
ships to waters surrounding the islands to reassert its claim
and accused Japan of “playing with fire” over the long-simmering
row.

Tokyo insisted that it had only peaceful intentions in
making the 2.05 billion yen ($26.18 million) purchase of three
uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, until now leased by
the government from a Japanese family that has owned them since
early 1970s.

Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba repeated Japan’s standard
line that the purchase served “peaceful and stable maintenance
of the islands.”

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