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Japanese gov't rejects Tokyo's request to land on China's Diaoyu Islands

(Xinhua)

15:25, August 27, 2012

TOKYO, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Japanese central government rejected Tokyo metropolitan government's application of landing on Diaoyu Islands for alledged survey on Monday, local media reported.

Japanese central government does not allow any citizen landing on Diaoyu Islands for security reasons, local media said.

The central government accepted the Tokyo metropolitan government's request last Tuesday. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura is going to have a press conference on Monday afternoon to explain the detail.

The metropolitan government had planned to conduct a survey on the islands.

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