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Japan scrambles fighters after Chinese military planes fly over strait in Okinawa

  • November 27, 2016
  • , Sankei
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Sunday’s Sankei wrote that Japan scrambled fighter jets on Saturday after six Chinese military planes flew over the Miyako Strait between the main island of Okinawa and Miyako Island. The Chinese aircraft did not intrude into Japan’s territorial airspace. Japan has been carefully monitoring Chinese activities in the region because a similar incident occurred in September.

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