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Japan scrambles fighter jets after Chinese plane seen near disputed islands

News On Japan via CNN — Dec 14

Japan scrambled fighter jets after a Chinese plane was seen Thursday near small islands in the East China Sea that are claimed by both countries. 133 more words

Escalation / Destabilization Conflict

Japan Scrambles Nine Jets to Drive Away Chinese Patrol Plane over Disputed Isles

Reuters reports from Tokyo: “Japan scrambled fighter jets on Thursday after a Chinese government plane entered what Japan considers its airspace over disputed islets in the East China Sea, escalating tension between Asia’s two biggest economies. 221 more words

Japan scrambles jets in Senkaku Islands dispute with China

A Chinese military surveillance plane entered what Japan considers its airspace near disputed islands on Thursday, the Japanese Defense Ministry said, an escalation in an already tense standoff over the territory. 694 more words

China

Japan scrambles fighters after Chinese plane enters disputed airspace

Dec 13, 2012 10:21 Moscow Time

Photo: EPA

Japan scrambled fighter jets on Thursday after at least one Chinese state-owned aeroplane entered airspace over the islands at the centre of a dispute between Tokyo and Beijing.

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Escalation / Destabilization Conflict

China warns of strong measures in Japan island spat

Politics Oct. 27, 2012 – 06:20AM JST( 9 )

BEIJING —

China reserves the right to take strong countermeasures if Japan “creates incidents” in the waters around a group of disputed uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, a Chinese vice foreign minister said on Friday. 389 more words

Societal

South Korea officials visit islands disputed with Japan

South Korean politicians have visited a group of disputed islands despite a warning from Japan that the move could harm diplomatic ties.

The trip of the National Defence Committee MPs was part of a security inspection, South Korean officials say. 500 more words