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Monday, 8th November 2010
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Senkaku video leak confirmed

Authorities have confirmed that internet video clips of the collision between Japanese patrol boats and a Chinese fishing trawler are genuine.

The Naha District public prosecutor's office announced that the leaked videos are identical to those received from the coast guard. However, it stressed that the footage was not leaked from its office and investigations into the security breach are ongoing.

Kyodo News reports that the Japanese coast guard are investigating the possibility that the videos may have been obtained from those responsible for editing and storing the video clips at the Ishigaki coast guard station.

A total of six clips were posted on YouTube and lasted 44 minutes.

Meanwhile, around 4,000 people in Tokyo have been involved in anti-China protests over the weekend following the leaking of the video.

The demonstrators believe China is not entitled to claim a group of islands in the East China Sea, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.

Written by Mark Smith.