/ Oct 19, 2015

ASDF scrambles against China planes at record number

The Air Self-Defense force scrambled fighter jets to prevent possible incursions by Chinese planes a record 117 times for the July-September period, the Defense Ministry said. The number was up from 103 in the same period last year, although it was lower than the all-time ...

Oct 16, 2014

Japan jets scrambling to counter rising Russian incursions

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The number of times Japanese fighter jets scrambled to ward off Russian military aircraft more than doubled in the last six months, amid diplomatic tensions between the two countries which Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is keen to ease. The increased activity in Japan's north also ...