Posted: Sep 22, 2012 3:49 AM
Updated: Sep 22, 2012 3:50 AM
TOKYO (AP) Hundreds of Japanese have marched through downtown Tokyo in a loud but tightly controlled protest against China's claim to disputed islands in the East China Sea.
The protest Saturday, organized by the nationalist group "Ganbare Nippon," or "Go for It, Japan," followed scores of sometimes violent anti-Japanese demonstrations in China in recent weeks.
Though hundreds of Japanese protesters gathered in a downtown park and then marched through the glitzy Roppongi district, authorities only allowed small groups of five people each to visit the sidewalk opposite the Chinese Embassy.
"Come on out of there!" some of the protesters screamed at the well-guarded embassy building, which was closed. Dozens of police kept order, moving the groups away from the embassy after only a few minutes.