Chinese submarine enters Japan territorial waters.
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On Sunday, Japanese Defence Ministry said that a submarine believed to be Chinese was detectes inside Japan’s territorial waters. The submarine was specifically detected in the Japanese southern islands amid an already maritime tensions between both countries.
Last Friday, the Japanese Defence Ministry also reported a submerged vessel sailing near Amami Oshima island. A Chinese destoryer was also spotted close-by.
When vessels of a foreign nation approach the territorial waters of a country they must identify themselves. The Chinese Defense Ministry did not answer back questions made to them regarding the Chinese submarine intrusion. Japan reported that the Chinese submarine eventually went to the west of the ocean near Yokoate Island.
More details to follow.