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Japan releases Chinese activists arrested over disputed islands landing

(Xinhua)

15:52, August 17, 2012

TOKYO, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Japan released all 14 Chinese activists on Friday after they were arrested Wednesday for landing on one of Diaoyu Islands.

Seven people including five who were initially arrested after landing on the islands and two Chinese reporters will be sent back by plane while the other seven will return on the boat they came from, a spokesman from the Chinese embassy in Japan told Xinhua.

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