Japan's coastguard vessels have used water cannons in an effort to push the Taiwanese flotilla out of what Tokyo claims to be its territorial waters near the disputed islands in the East China Sea.
Taiwanese boats escorted by patrol ships have now reportedly left the disputed waters.
At least 40 Taiwanese ships breached Japan's naval border early on Tuesday, the country's coastguard said. The flotilla was met by Japanese patrol ships that used water cannons in order to stop the vessels from reaching the largest island in the area, Uotsuri-jima.
Local television broadcast the fierce sea battle between the Japanese ships and Taiwanese patrol vessels that also used water cannons.
In: Regional News, Weapons
Tags: islands, japan, china, taiwan, territory, disputes
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