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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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Japan’s ASDF jets scramble against Chinese planes near Senkakus

Japanese Air-Defense Force jets scrambled Wednesday after two Chinese naval airplanes were spotted approaching about 50 kilometers north of the Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture, the Japanese Defense Ministry said.

The Chinese Y-8 airplanes did not enter Japanese airspace but it was the first time Chinese military planes had come so close to the disputed islands in the East China Sea, the ministry’s Joint Staff Office said.

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