Chinese military planes spotted over Sea of Japan

A Chinese military Y-9 surveillance aircraft (Provided by the Defense Ministry)


According to the ministry’s Joint Staff, a Chinese Y-9 surveillance aircraft and Y-8 early warning plane were confirmed to have flown from the East China Sea, traveling south of Tsushima island in Nagasaki Prefecture, before reaching the central part of the Sea of Japan.

According to the ministry, it was the first time that Chinese aircraft were seen over the Sea of Japan flying from this route.

Although the ASDF scrambled fighter jets in response, there was no violation of Japanese airspace by the Chinese planes.

Full article: Chinese military planes spotted over Sea of Japan (The Asahi Shimbun)

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