Rupert Wingfield-Hayes on boat in front of Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands
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Trying to approach disputed East China Sea islands

12 November 2012 Last updated at 16:33 GMT

As Japan and China continue to exchange angry words over their competing claims to the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, an uninhabited group of islands in the East China Sea, Rupert Wingfield-Hayes tries to get a closer look for BBC Newsnight.

Watch the full report on Japanese nationalism and how it is clashing with an increasingly confident China on BBC Newsnight on Monday 12 November 2012 at 10.30pm on BBC Two, then afterwards on the BBC iPlayer.