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  • Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said Japan will buy the three uninhabited islands in the East China Sea from a Japanese family it recognizes as the owner.

    In this Sept. 2, 2012 file photo, the survey ship Koyo Maru, left, chartered by Tokyo city officials, sails around Minamikojima, foreground, Kitakojima, middle right, and Uotsuri, background.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 7:00 PM EST
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  • Claudia Mo Man-ching, center, of the pro-democracy Civic Party celebrates with her supporters after winning at a seat on the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. Hong Kong voters cast ballots in legislative elections Sunday that will help determine the eventual shape of full democracy that Beijing has promised the former British colony.

    Hong Kong's legislature is split between those aligned with Beijing and those who favor further democratic reforms.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:30 PM EST
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  • Thousands of protesters show the "stop" sign outside government headquarters in Hong Kong, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Parents, teachers and pupils along with activists in the former British colony continued their protest against the government's plan to introduce a new subject "Moral and National Education" into a new curriculum, starting from the new school year.

    Hong Kong officials have dropped plans to introduce compulsory Chinese national education classes in schools that raised fears in the former British colony of pro-Beijing "brainwashing."

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:00 PM EST
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  • John Shum, filmmaker and veteran pro-democracy activist who helped Chinese students during the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing, stages a hunger strike outside government headquarters in Hong Kong, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.

    The Hong Kong government calls it national education. But parents, teachers and pupils fear it's a ploy to indoctrinate the city's young.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
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  • In this Aug. 10, 2012 file photo South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, center, looks at a national flag upon his arrival at islands called Dokdo in Korea and Takeshima in Japan.

    In recent weeks, these long-simmering tensions have returned to a boil, with violent protests in Chinese cities, and an island junket by South Korea's president.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
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