DTN News: Japan PM Worried Over Safety Of Japanese In China....NSI News Source Info # 1129
(NSI News Source Info) TOKYO, Japan - October 18, 2010: Japan's prime minister on Monday urged China to ensure the safety of Japanese citizens and firms and called for calm after Chinese protesters took to the streets over a territorial feud straining ties between Asia's top economies.
Sino-Japanese relations deteriorated sharply last month after Japan detained a Chinese trawler captain whose boat collided with Japanese patrol ships near the disputed islands -- called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has come under fire domestically for appearing to cave in to Chinese demands to release the captain. On Saturday, thousands marched in Tokyo to assert Japan's claim to the rocky isles, which are near potentially huge oil and gas reserves in the East China Sea.