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Japan to question activists in disputed island landing

16 August 2012 Last updated at 09:44 BST

Japanese police are moving a group of activists who landed on disputed islands to Okinawa for questioning, amid a diplomatic row.

The group sailed from Hong Kong to islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. Some jumped from their boat and swam to one island.

The authorities are considering deporting the group, Japanese and Chinese media reports said.

Members of the group were escorted from a boat upon arrival in Okinawa.

One man shouted "Japan get out of Diaoyutai. Diaoyutai is the territory of the Chinese people" as he was led away by police.

Another called on Japan to "get out of Diaoyudao".