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Q.730

For ten years, Kunioki Kurihara, a Japenese businessman, was collecting rent from the Japanese government for these three places, to the tune of about 25 million yen a year. Eventually, in September 2012, he sold the three (namely, Minamiko-jima, Utsori-jima, and Kitako-jima) to the government.

The sale has kicked off an incredible row, with a hate triangle involving Japan, China, and Taiwan. What's the fuss all about, and what are these places part of?

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