Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera. A senior official at Japan's defence ministry said that two PLA fighter jets flew an 'unusually close' 30m to two Japanese Self-Defence Forces planes over the East China Sea on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

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Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera. A senior official at Japan's defence ministry said that two PLA fighter jets flew an 'unusually close' 30m to two Japanese Self-Defence Forces planes over the East China Sea on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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