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Sino-Japanese Senkaku Islands Dispute

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Alexs David

on 19 October 2012

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Englsih Name: Pinnacle Islands Group
Chinese Name: Diaoyu Islands
Japanese Name: Senkaku Islands 1372 2008 1945 1895
The first Sino-Japanese War Discovered by China
(The Ming Dynasty or earlier) Treaty of Shimonoseki China cedes to Japan in perpetuity and full sovereignty of the Penghu group, Taiwan and the eastern portion of the bay of Liaodong Peninsula together with all fortifications, arsenals and public property. Cairo Declaration
All territories Japan had won from China, such as Manchuria (Dongbei), Formosa (Taiwan), and the Pescadores (Penghu), shall be restored to the Republic of China. Surrender of Japan Timeline on control of the Senkaku Islands Potsdam Declaration
"Japanese sovereignty shall be limited to the islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku and such minor islands as we determine." As had been announced in the Cairo Declaration in 1943. 1951 Treaty of San Francisco Signed by most of the Allies and axis powers on 08/09/1951, but not including the PRC or Taiwan.

Article 3 of the treaty formally put the Bonin Islands and the Ryukyu Islands, which included Okinawa and the Amami, Miyako and Yaeyama Islands groups, under U.S. trusteeship.

Included islands south of 29°N, and the US took over the control of the Senkaku Isalnds Treaty of San Francisco 1971 The Reversion Treaty on Okinawa The sport fishing vessel Lien Ho of Taiwan suffered a collision with the Japanese patrol vessel Koshiki.
Upon releasing the video taken by people on board the Taiwanese boat, Japan had apologized for the incident 2012 Shintaro Ishihara Proposed to purchase the Senkaku Islands from the Japanese landowner by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Sino-Japanese Senkaku Islands Dispute WHY are the small islands important!? Reactions of other countries PETROLEUM!!! 1966
The UN Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE)
Committee for the Co-ordination of Joint Prospecting for Mineral Resources in Asian Offshore Areas (CCOP)
Emery's Report suggested that the sea of around 200,000km sq. in the Northeast part of Taiwan could be one of the most abundant reserves of oil in the world
The PRC and Taiwan started complaining Japan on exercising sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands Exclusive economic zone A seazone over which a state has special rights over the exploration and use of marine resources, including production of energy from water and wind
Stretches from the seaward edge of the state's territorial sea out to 200 nautical miles from its coast The U.K China has over-acted on this which it does nothing to help towards the solution but make things worse IMF Hope to see China and Japan’s reconciliation that these two countries are important for the world’s economy and it’s not good to have their relationship in chaos United States It should support Japan when Japan is being attacked, the US has no right to say a word in this issue and which is why in order to show its neutral position, the US sent out aircraft carriers to the Senkaku Islands “for its peace
September 11th, Japanese Government decided to purchase Senkaku 3 Islands.

September 15th, the anti-Japan demonstrations were hold in more than 50 cities. Japan purchased Senkaku islands
Kou Takumin started Patriotic Education

Memory of war damage

*According to latest Gallup polling
Chinese exceed Japan economically.
→made big anti-Japan demonstration Growth and Confident Anti-Japan Sentiment Patriotic Education
Exists no issue of territorial sovereignty to be resolved concerning the Senkaku Islands has not changed at all.
*MOFA Fact Sheet: Position of Japan on the Senkaku Islands Japan`s Position
Gross Domestic Product Declines to 7.6%, the Lowest Level Since 2009
→many countries apprehend that it would damage world economy Chinese Economic Growth Slows September 25th, level of undersecretary conference was hold at Beijing

September 27th, Level of VIP conference was hold at Beijing
Chinese government also solve this conflict concerning economic interdependence Level up Conference In Japan the Japanese government's
"weak-kneed" handling of the issue was
Japanese government said “We should response to China calmly and it is the key point.” Aftermath… Japanese side
“There is no territorial dispute over the Senkaku”
Demonstration of 2700 people
Allowed the detained Chinese crew members to return home without any charge Comparing of both responses Chinese side: demand
  Official apology
Anti-Japan demonstration of tens of thousands of people
it was reported that halting exports of rare earth minerals to Japan. Outline: On the morning of September 7, 2010
collision between Chinese trawler with
Japanese Coast Guard's patrol boats
near the Senkaku Islands.
Japan had subsequently detained
the skipper and it caused major
diplomatic dispute. 2010 Senkaku boat collision incident USA: recognized the Senkaku Islands as Japan’s territory ex) Secretary, Hillary Clinton
[One of the military purposes for China]
(By: Wall Street Journal)
Good effect to Indochina territorial disputes for China…? Responses in other countries The Reason History Culture Government’s
trick Doubt Diversion Economy
attack War Invade Shame Reputation Face Status Alex
Yoshitaka Kimata
Shiori Sasahara Outline 1.Briefly explain the issues

2.Views on Japanese side

3.Senkaku Islands issue in 2008

4. Opinions from China

5. The reactions of other foreign media extreme way of protest marching spread out all over the country

the related news become dominate of all media

quite extreme words and expressions

Ex: Japan as a country who lost in the war is not eligible to have the territory from China who has won the war China for the fight 0 SOLUTIONS 1.Treat the Senkaku Islands as a an SAR to avoid extreme actions. 2.Temporarily freeze the conflict but keep the fishing area without the control of both nations, leave the problem to another time when it’s better and more suitable to have a decision. 3. Let the global court to decide the ownership of Senkaku Islands, however at the moment China has not accepted this suggestion yet. 4. Common management. China suggested to make the east-coast area to a peaceful region that both nations manage, use and develop equally. Discussions
Questions What should Japanese Government do?

What is a point of compromise to put down Senkaku issue?

As a normal citizen, what can we do
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