Tokyo Protests Blast China's Response to Collision

Thousands of demonstrators marched through Tokyo's central shopping districts in an unusual display of nationalistic fervor, harshly criticizing China and the Japanese government's handling of a recent territorial dispute.

"We need to send our will to the Japanese government," said Toshio Tamogami, former chief of staff of Japan's Air Defense Force and head of Ganbare Nippon, the group that organized Saturday's event. "Japan should have arrested the ship captain based on international law, but [China] knows Japan wouldn't do such a thing, so we are being underestimated," he said in an interview after his speech.

Organizers said about 2,700 protestors ...

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