Old Chinese map uses Japanese names for disputed islets

Old Chinese map uses Japanese names for disputed islets
A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's PC3 surveillance plane flies around the disputed islands in the East China Sea, known as the Senkaku isles in Japan and Diaoyu in China.

TOKYO - The Japanese government has released what it deems new evidence proving ownership of the Senkaku Islands, which China claims for itself as the Diaoyu.

The map, issued by the Chinese government in 1969, identifies the islands by their Japanese names instead of the names now used by China. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted the document on its website Monday. The map was published by China's surveying and mapping bureau.

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