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    Japan may allow jets to fire warning shots at Chinese aircraft

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Tokyo considers authorising Japanese military aircraft to take action if China’s planes enter air space near disputed waters Japan jets may fire warning ... at stepping up warnings to People's Liberation Army planes and Chinese government aircraft that "intrude into Japanese air space". In Beijing, the foreign ministry said China opposed ...

  2. News - China

    Japan scrambles jets to head off China plane

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 04:10pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... a Japanese Defence Ministry spokesman said. The Japanese jets were mobilised after a Chinese maritime aircraft ventured some 120 kilometres north of the Senkaku islands, which China calls ... fighter jets had been scrambled this year to counter Chinese aircraft approaching the islands, the spokesman said. Japan dispatched fighter jets last month after a Chinese state-owned plane ...

  3. News - China

    Pentagon chief to visit China during Asia tour

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 10:28am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Panetta will fly to Japan, where China’s more assertive stance is expected to top the agenda as well as US plans to deploy tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft at an American military base on Okinawa. The plan to move 12 Osprey aircraft to the southern island has sparked major protests but US officials say they have no intention of scrapping the idea. “We’ve been in close consultation ...

  4. News - China

    Japan PM vows to defend islands from China

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 02:23pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... sent surveillance ships regularly to waters near the islands, and aircraft from the two sides have trailed each other, raising the risk of missteps that could trigger a clash. Japan has ...

  5. Japan says air defence flights doubled

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Japan's Defence Ministry said Air Self-Defence Force jets were scrambled 96 times in the year to March 31 to ward off Chinese planes, the Yomiuri Shimbum reported. Japan said no foreign aircraft ... scrambled after Chinese aircraft were spotted flying over the East China Sea towards the Ryukyu Islands and approaching an area about 50 kilometres from Japanese airspace, it said. Chinese planes ...

  6. News - China

    Japan scrambles fighters as PLA jets near disputed Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The coastguard said yesterday evening they were not aware of any Chinese military aircraft in the area. On Wednesday, the conservative Sankei Shimbun daily reported that the number of Chinese military planes nearing Japanese territory had increased since Japan nationalised the islands. The paper said Japan's air force had scrambled fighter jets to intercept Chinese military aircraft ...


    Dialogue with China urged on maritime disputes

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... aircraft on aircraft carriers, while expounding on plans to shift 60 per cent of his country's naval military assets to Asia by 2020. "Secretary Hagel emphasised the importance ...

  8. Business - Companies - AIRLINE SAFETY

    Dreamliner probe turns to battery maker GS Yuasa

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 02:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese and American safety inspectors today were probing the company that makes batteries for Boeing’s Dreamliner after the aircraft’s worldwide fleet ... of the battery in the ANA plane. They are also inspecting the aircraft’s black box which contains data from the flight that may help to assess how the battery was affected. Boeing’s cutting-edge new ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo maintains a steady course on military spending

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... which includes the completion of its first aircraft carrier, plans for two nuclear-powered carriers and the ramping up of construction of nuclear submarines- there have also been significant ... procure a 5,000-tonne anti-submarine destroyer and two long-range maritime patrol aircraft; and significantly upgrade the navy's command, communications and intelligence-gathering systems. ...

  10. News - Asia

    Briefs, January 28, 2013

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... a tilt-rotor US military aircraft said by opponents to be prone to accidents. The rally was among the biggest involving Okinawan mayors and politicians since the island chain was returned to Japan from ...




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