- China called on Japan to offer compensation for the detention of the Chinese ship captain, Zhan Qixiong.

A declaration by China’s Foreign Ministry on the captain’s arrest stated that Japan had “flagrantly violated the territorial and sovereign rights of China and the human rights of its citizens.” It continued, “The Chinese government proclaims its strong protest.”

- Japan refused to offer an apology and compensation, and reiterated its territorial rights over the Senkakus.

- Japan in turn called on China to pay for repairs to the two Coast Guard vessels Zhan Qixiong rammed.

- China has stationed two fisheries patrol boats in the vicinity of the Senkakus. Japan has asked them to leave.

- Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will both be in Brussels next week to attend the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). The Kan government is open to face to face talks, but does not sound optimistic they will happen.

- Diplomats have met with the four Fujita Corp. employees detained on allegations of spying.

- In addition to the rare earths export ban, China has slowed the flow of goods between Japan and China.

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A contributor and editor at the blog War Is Boring, Kyle Mizokami started Japan Security Watch in 2010 to further understand Japan's defenses and security policy.
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