The Executive plans to acquire the island of Uotsuri, most of this small archipelago in the East China Sea and the neighboring Minamikojima Kitakojima and as a government source revealed to Kyodo.
The administration of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and is in contact with the Japanese owner of the land and also with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, which last April was to turn its intention to acquire several of these islands.
The Senkaku archipelago consists of five main islands and only one of them, Taisho, is state-owned Nippon, while the rest are in private hands, according to Japanese law.
The sovereignty of these islands uninhabited, comprising a territory of only about 7 square kilometers, is the focus of dispute between China and Japan, and Taiwan for decades.
Located 150 kilometers northeast of Taiwan and 200 west of the Japanese archipelago of Okinawa, the Senkaku (Diaoyu in China known as Taiwan and Tiaoyutai) could have great energy and marine resources.
Last April, the announcement of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government that plans to acquire some islands attracted criticism from China, who said that any action Nippon in the archipelago is "illegal and invalid".