• Nishinomiya, Hyogo

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In his Jan. 10 letter, “Jet scramble all huff and puff,” Robert Thornton asks what Japan would have had its scrambled F-15s do if the Chinese aircraft that approached the Senkaku Islands recently had entered Japanese airspace completely and then done dives and other provocative maneuvers?

The question posed sounds ridiculous. China wouldn’t debase itself with such dangerous conduct.

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