A Japanese newspaper reported that the government is on alert after Chinese state-owned airplane had flown toward disputed islands and citing the Japan's Ministry of Defense it also mobilized its fighter jets.
According to the Yomiuri newspaper the Chinese plane has flew over the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, and left without entering Japan's airspace.
Earlier Japan also deployed its plane when China approached the island.
Japan dispatched eight F-15 fighter jets to the area on Dec. 13 after its Coast Guard spotted a Chinese marine surveillance plane near the isles.
China and Japan are locked in a dispute over islands in the East China Sea. Japan's new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said that it will protect its claim over the island while China has filed a report with the United Nations on its claim over the islands.
The islands in dispute are an area rich in oil, natural gas and fish.
- Economists Optimistic About China's 2013 Outlook
- United Nations Calls for North Korea Human Rights Inquiry
- Time to End the Korean War
- India Orders 'Aggressive' Response to Kashmir Provocation
- Political Rally Shuts Down Pakistani Capital
- Vietnam Plus-50
- Don't Call China's Liaoning a 'Starter' Aircraft Carrier
- Cool $1.76M Paid for Bluefin Tuna by Japanese Sushi Chain
- Thailand Loses Top Rice Exporter Title in 2012
- Thailand Defies U.N. Calls; Deports 73 Rohingyas to Myanmar
- Cold Weather Wreaks Havoc on China's Power Lines
- Indonesian Police Investigate Mysterious Art Heist
- Japan: Domestic Auto Sales Up By 26.1% in 2012
- Japan Deploys Jet Fighters After China Reportedly Approached Disputed Islands
- Undocumented Filipino Migrants Rise Over 1M Mark
- Fishermen Discover Crashed US Drone in Waters Off Central Philippines
- Filipino Police Kill 13 Reported Gang Members in Manila Shootout
- Deja Vu on the Korean Peninsula
- Bangladesh: Brand Names and Mass Graves
- Bangladeshi Fire Brings International Labor Rights to the Fore
- The Wahhabi War on Indonesia's Shiites
- UN Launches Global Appeal to Aid Philippine Survivors After Typhoon Bopha
- Nations Pour in Aid for Typhoon-Ravaged Philipppines
- Philippines Still Ranks High as One of Most Corrupt Nations
- Tuna Meeting Fails to Address Overfishing in Phillippines
- Japan Remains on Alert Amid Reports of Delayed Launch of North Korean Rocket
- Japan's Economy Slips into Technical Recession
Article Copyright © 2013 AHN - All Rights Reserved