Tension between China and Japan over the Senkaku Islands [also know as Diaoyu Islands] was heightened this weekend with protests in many countries including the US while many are distracted by the Killing of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi Libya. It is likely there will be no conventional WAR between China and Japan but it appears at the least an Economic war may ensue with Japan on the loosing end should it occur. Should a conventional war break out the US would come to the aid of Japan. In the past there was a similar dispute concerning Taiwan and its separation from mainland China [see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan].
Anti-Japan demonstrators protest in New York City
First 3 images Anti-Japan demonstrators stand in front of the Japanese Consulate in New York on the morning of Sept 16, 2012. More than one thousand protestors from the Chinese community in New York shouted “Diaoyu Islands belong to China”. [Photos by Yu Wei/chinadaily.com.cn]
Rest of Images from protest in China via brightonatreddit