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ASDF jets scramble as Russian, Chinese military aircraft approach Japan

Air Self-Defense Force fighter jets scrambled as Russian and Chinese military aircraft came close to Japanese airspace Sept. 8, the Defense Ministry said.

Two Russian bombers flew around Japan, skirting Japanese airspace from the Tsushima Straits in Nagasaki prefecture, and flying along the Pacific Ocean coastline north up to an area near the Northern Territories, the Defense Ministry said Sept. 8.

It was the first confirmed circumnavigation of Japan by Russian military aircraft.

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