• Kyodo, JIJI, REUTERS

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Japanese aircraft and ships were searching Tuesday for two crew from an Air Self-Defense Force F-15 fighter jet that believed to have crashed in the Sea of Japan after taking off a day earlier, a government spokesman said.

The ASDF, the Maritime Self-Defense Force and the coast guard mobilized search planes, helicopters and vessels — including the Hyuga helicopter carrier, one of Japan's largest ships — off Komatsu Air Base in Ishikawa Prefecture.

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