Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Senkaku vs. Diayou

So there's these little islands in the eastern Pacific Ocean that both China and Japan are claiming.  And there's been a kerfuffle brewing about them for some time now.  Here's some map-themed editorial cartoons about them:
 War brewing?  Maybe not.  International tensions? yup.

...and of course the US is eyeing the situation nervously, not wanting to ruffle either side's feathers.

 ...not that this attitude is appreciated by the Japanese....or its neighbors...

Whatever ends up happening, nobody will be happy of course.

 And then there's these "Kuril Islands" and I'm not sure if these are same ones or, more likely, more islands in the north disputed by Japan and Russia.

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