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2:46 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Japan Shocked By China's Protests Over Territorial Dispute

Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 4:36 am

The head of Japan's Foreign Trade Council says China has started to delay imports of Japanese products. It's a replay of the de facto trade sanctions China imposed two years ago during a similar flare-up of tensions. The most recent confrontation was sparked by Japan's purchase of disputed islands which China claims sovereignty over. In Japan, the response to the more than a week of anti-Japanese protests across China has been shock.

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