The Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda on September 26, 2012 said that they would not end up in any compromise with China in terms of the ownership is a disputed island chain and denounced attacks on the Japanese interests.
Noda while talking to the reporters at the UN General Assembly in New York said that China had misunderstood the issues at stake.
China has even demanded an end to the attacks on the Japanese citizens and business interests in China by nationalist protestors. Noda said, “So far as the Senkaku islands are concerned, they are an integral part of our territory in the light of history and of international law”.
The Prime Minister also said, “It is very clear and there are no territorial issues as such. Therefore, there cannot be any compromise that could mean any setback from this basic position. I have to make that very clear”.
On September 25, 2012 China’s foreign minister Yang Jiechi told the Japanese counterpart Koichiro Gemba at the United Nations that Japan has been guilty of severely infringing its sovereignty. Even a Japanese official confirmed that the talks have been severe but the two sides had agreed to maintain a dialogue. The dispute took a bad shape after the Japanese government bought a part of the islands from a private owner.