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Japan-China island dispute heightens as activists from both sides staged protests over competing claims to a chain of uninhabited islands. So I checked how other countries report this issues. Following is the timeline reported by ABC. Please take a look at the key dates that contributed to the territorial dispute.

=== Following are picked up from ABC news =====
15th-16th centuries:
Chinese books, published in 1403 and 1534 during the Ming Dynasty, mention Diaoyu in chronicling journeys through the island area.
1895:
The Japanese government annexes a group of five uninhabited islands and three rocks as part of Okinawa on January 14 on the grounds that they have never been controlled by any other country.
1896:
The Japanese government leases the island group to Japanese entrepreneur Tatsushiro Koga. Koga builds plants to process bonito fish and albatross feathers, later employing up to 280 workers.
1918:
Koga dies and his son Zenji takes over his business.
1932:
The Japanese government sells four of the islands to Zenji Koga.
1940:
Koga abandons the business, leaving the islands uninhabited again.
1945:
Japan surrenders to the US-led allied nations at the end of World War II. The islands remain under US occupation as part of Okinawa until 1972.
1949:
The People's Republic of China is founded by the Communist Party, with the Nationalists retreating to the island of Taiwan.
1969:
The UN Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific reports there may be potential undersea oil reserves in the vicinity of the islands.
1971:
The governments of China and Taiwan formally declare ownership of the islands.
1972:
Okinawa is returned to Japanese rule.
1972-1985:
Koga sells the islands in individual transactions to the Kurihara family, which runs a trading house and owns land throughout Japan.
1978:
About 100 Chinese fishing boats sail close to the islands. A Japanese nationalist group builds a lighthouse on Uotsuri, one of the islands. (In 2005, the lighthouse is handed over to the Japanese government.)
1996:
The nationalist group builds another lighthouse on another of the islands. Several activists from Hong Kong dive into waters off the islands on a protest journey. One of them drowns.
2002:
The Japanese ministry of internal affairs starts renting three of the four Kurihara-owned islands. The other is rented by the defence ministry.
2004:
A group of Chinese activists lands on one of the disputed islands. The then prime minister Junichiro Koizumi orders their deportation after two days.
2010:
September
A Chinese fishing boat rams two Japanese coastguard patrol boats off the islands. Its captain is arrested but freed around two weeks later amid a heated diplomatic row that affects trade and political ties.
2012:
April 16
Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara announces he has reached a basic agreement to buy the Kurihara-owned islands.
July 7
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says his government is considering buying the islands.
August 15
Japanese police arrest 14 pro-China activists, five of them on one of the islands.
August 17
All 14 are deported.

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日本、中国の領土問題について、海外ではどのように、報道されているのか? ちょっとチェックしてみました。 上はABCニュースの時系列図です。 う~~~ん、 日本の物だと思うな。
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ただの酔っぱらいの独り言です。
外資系の半導体関係の仕事をしていましたが、52歳で退職して今61歳です。
ボケてしまうことを恐れ、ブログをはじめ、そのネタ作りの為に料理やギターを始めました。英語勉強の為に英語で書いてありますが間違いだらけです。
数年間放置してしまいましたが、英語の勉強とギターを再開したので当ブログも再開します。

日本語のブログもやってます。

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