A Japanese F-15 fighter is scrambled from its base in Naha, Okinawa. Photo: KyodoA Japanese F-15 fighter is scrambled from its base in Naha, Okinawa. Photo: Kyodo
A Japanese F-15 fighter is scrambled from its base in Naha, Okinawa. Photo: Kyodo

East China Sea: Japan ‘constantly scrambling jets’ as tensions with Beijing mount

  • Japan now operating a near constant air presence over the disputed Diaoyu, or Senkaku, islands in response to more aggressive probing by Chinese jets
  • News comes as it emerges Beijing has demanded Tokyo prevent Japanese fishing boats from ‘trespassing’ in what China claims are its territorial waters

Topic |   China-Japan relations
A Japanese F-15 fighter is scrambled from its base in Naha, Okinawa. Photo: KyodoA Japanese F-15 fighter is scrambled from its base in Naha, Okinawa. Photo: Kyodo
A Japanese F-15 fighter is scrambled from its base in Naha, Okinawa. Photo: Kyodo
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