外文标题：Japan to put 280 remote islands under state control
TOKYO: The Japanese government plans to register as state property around 280 remote islands it sees as being within its territorial waters in a bid to strengthen management over them, a senior minister said on Tuesday.
"The Japanese government plans to register the remote islands as part of its state property to enhance their management" Xinhua quoted Minister for Ocean Policy and Territorial Issues Ichita Yamamoto as saying at a press conference.
The islands are among more than 400 remote islands, many of them unnamed by the Japanese government, that are deemed by the administration to define Japan's territorial waters.
Ichita said that nearly 100 of them have already been registered as state property as they form part of what Japan sees as its broader exclusive economic zone, in which Japan conducts marine explorations and other research activities, but conceded that a great deal about the islands was still "unknown".
"I've been criticised by some opposition party members for not yet having all the information on all the remote islands and I plan to speed up the project as much as possible and it is my strong wish that the survey be completed by June," Yamamoto said.
Yamamoto added that under Japanese law the 280 ownerless islands are property of the state and the registering them as such will enable the government to effectively manage them.
Edwina dsouz (MUMBAI)
"The Ninja Awakening"
Rahul Max (pune)
And here our government is happy to give away free land to pakistan,china,bangladesh
planetv varanasi (Hyderabad)
Chin@ is a rogue nation...
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Good policy to keep safe from China
debabrata mishra (kolkata)
ITS TIME FOR 3RD WORLD WAR ....
Gaurav Singh (DELHI)
great move to deter chinese.
it's time japan wakes up and defends itself again
Siddhartha Bonnerjee (Siliguri)
Japan took good Decision, it is very essential as China making a plan for Infiltration. Which is their habit.
Antonio Barbosa (Unknown)
there are claims on these islands by neighbouring countries. Japan is smart.