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Japan releases Chinese fishing boat captain held over collision near disputed islands

In this Sept. 9, 2010 photo, Zhan Qixiong, the 41-year-old Chinese captain of a Chinese fishing boat, is sent to prosecutor's office from Ishigaki Coast Guard office on Ishigaki island, Okinawa prefecture, southwestern Japan. Japanese prosecutors decided Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, to release the captain of a Chinese fishing boat involved in a collision near disputed islands whose detention raised tensions between the Asian neighbors.

In this Sept. 9, 2010 photo, Zhan Qixiong, the 41-year-old Chinese captain of a Chinese fishing boat, is sent to prosecutor's office from Ishigaki Coast Guard office on Ishigaki island, Okinawa prefecture, southwestern Japan. Japanese prosecutors decided Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, to release the captain of a Chinese fishing boat involved in a collision near disputed islands whose detention raised tensions between the Asian neighbors.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan releases Chinese fishing boat captain held over collision near disputed islands.