More tension between Japan and China worries Japanese automakers

|By:, SA News Editor

Japan is flexing its muscles again over a group of islands which sit in the middle of a territorial dispute between it and China.

An escalation of tension between the two nation isn't good news for Japanese automakers (NSANY.OB, TM, HMC, MZDAY.PK, SZKMY.PK) which were stymied from realizing strong growth in China over the last year due to heightened resentment.

Reports from earlier today indicate the number of Chinese patrol ships near the islands have been increased to their highest level since April.