This is coolbert:
From about a month ago now, those pronouncements between President Obama and Prime Minister Abe of Japan not mincing any words, not a single equivocation regarding the impasse between Japan and China that territorial dispute and dominion of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands a major issue.
The U.S. considers those islands to be integral Japanese sovereign territory and subject to the bi-lateral defense treaty as exists between the two nations [United States & Japan]
1. "Amid Chinese Aggression, Obama Affirms U.S. Defense of Japan’s Senkaku Islands"
"During his trip to Japan, President Obama publicly affirmed long-standing U.S. policy that the bilateral security treaty applies to the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands."
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"During a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Obama declared, 'let me reiterate that our treaty commitment to Japan’s security is absolute, and Article 5 [of the bilateral security treaty] covers all territories under Japan’s administration, including the Senkaku Islands.'”
2. "Obama, the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, and the US-Japan Security Treaty"
"The main talking point of President Barack Obama's visit to Japan on April 23-24 has been his declaration that the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands are subject to Article 5 of the Japan-US Security Treaty. Article 5 of the treaty declares the two states would act against an attack on 'territories under the administration of Japan.'"
3. "Obama: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty"
"U.S. President Barack Obama, for the first time, took a side on the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute, backing Japan."
PLEASE NOTE THE FILIPINO DID NOT GET SUCH A SOLID ASSURANCE FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA!
Those Senkaku/Diaoyu island DURING THAT AMERICAN OCCUPATION OF OKINAWA ADMINISTERED BY U.S. AUTHORITIES.
The islands also an integral geological continuum of the Ryukyu Islands? Someone an expert on the issue can respond?
Surely there can be an amicable and negotiated settlement to the entire subject of the Spratly Islands, the Paracels, Senkaku/Diaoyu? I fear otherwise however!