Japanese warn island invaders

JAPAN yesterday called on South Korea to end an “illegal occupation” of dispute islands and told China it would no longer ­tolerate unauthorised landings by its activists on a separate ­island group.

The Japanese parliament also condemned South Korean president Lee Myung-bak for visiting the islands in the Sea of Japan, and accused China of allowing activists to land days later on an East China Sea island chain.

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“A series of incidents have occurred, threatening our sovereignty, which we find extremely regrettable. We do not tolerate these actions,” premier Yoshihiko Noda said.