Tokyo city officials and experts on a small boat conduct survey around the tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. Tokyo city ... more 
Tokyo city officials and experts on a small boat conduct survey around the tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. Tokyo city officials planning to buy the islands at the center of a longtime territorial dispute with China surveyed the area Sunday on a visit meant to send a message of ownership. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE less 
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