By Mei Jingya, Sina English
The Sankei Shimbun reported that Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda delivered a speech at a high-level meeting of Self Defense Force (SDF) personnel on Tuesday morning.
Noda emphasized that the SDF must be fully ready to safeguard Japan’s sovereignty.
He said, the country’s security prospects are facing unknown challenges and the SDF, shouldering increasing responsibility in national defense, must be fully prepared for all unexpected scenarios.
China sends surveillance ships to the islands
Two ships of the China Marine Surveillance (CMS) have reached the waters around the Diaoyu Islands Tuesday morning to assert the country's sovereignty.
The CMS has drafted an action plan for safeguarding the sovereignty and would take actions pending the development of the situation, the CMS sources said.
China to issue marine environment forecasting of Diaoyu Islands
China's National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center will officially issue marine environment forecasting including ocean wave and ocean temperature to territorial waters of the Diaoyu Islands from September 11, 2012.