Japan

Japan Scrambles Jets in Response to Drone

Flew near islands at focus of ownership dispute with China

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Japan scrambled fighter jets Monday after an unidentified drone flew near Tokyo-controlled islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with China, a defence ministry spokesman said.

It was the first reported incident of its kind.

Japan's Air Self-Defense Force sent an unspecified number of jets to the area, the official said.

The drones did not enter Japanese airspace, the official said.

(Hat tip to NP Complete)