FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 file photo, Japan Coast Guard officers patrol on a rubber boat as Japanese activists hang their national flags on a small lighthouse and its perimeter on Uotsuri, ... more 
FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 file photo, Japan Coast Guard officers patrol on a rubber boat as Japanese activists hang their national flags on a small lighthouse and its perimeter on Uotsuri, the largest in a small archipelago known in Japan as the Senkaku Islands and in China as the Diaoyu Islands. Tokyo officials are set to head by boat Saturday night, Sept. 1, 2012 to the tiny islands controlled by Japan but claimed by China and Taiwan to carry out a survey before buying the islands, heating up a longtime territorial dispute. Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara has already raised 1.45 billion yen ($19 million) in donations to buy the islands in the East China Sea from Japanese owners. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE less 
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