The government repeated Monday that it will continue to urge the nation's airlines not to comply with the rules laid down in China's recently, unilaterally declared air defense identification zone over the East China Sea that includes the disputed, Japan-held Senkaku islets.

China is demanding that aircraft entering its new ADIZ file flight plans and comply with other rules. Japanese and U.S. military aircraft, however, have snubbed Beijing's demand and flown through the zone.

"Our stance won't change," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday.