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Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo
Tokyo, 8 June: Eight Chinese naval vessels have crossed into the Pacific through the high seas between Okinawa Island and Miyako Island, the Japanese Defense Ministry said Wednesday.
The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force found a group of three vessels around midnight Tuesday and spotted another group of five ships around noon Wednesday in the area near Okinawa Prefecture, the ministry said, adding the MSDF is closely monitoring their activities.
The first group, including a submarine rescue ship, was spotted traveling in a southwesterly direction at roughly 30 km per hour in waters about 100 …