• Jan 1, 1400

    First Record of Islands

    First record of the islands are documented in the 15th century
  • Japan Claims Islands Are Discovered by Them

    Japan says that the Islands are discovered by Japan in 1894 even though there are records saying they were discovered by the Chinese in the 1400s
  • Japan Takes Islands

    Japan overpowers China and takes the Islands from them.
  • China Discovers Document

    China finds a document stating that the islands belong to them.
  • Ships Collide

    Two ships collide near the coast of the islands. First signs of trouble.
  • Japan Claims That They Will Buy the Islands

    Japanese Prime Minister says that he is planning to buy the islands of a private buyer.