A Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-2 fighter jet takes off during the U.S-Japan biennial joint bilateral field-training exercise Keen Sword 2013 at Misawa air base in Aomori prefecture on Nov. 5, 2012. Reuters
Angry Skies: Japanese Jets Scramble as Tensions With China Escalate -- Time
Rival territorial claims see worrying rise in antagonistic air and sea maneuvers
The skies over Okinawa are often perilous, with sudden squalls complicating air traffic over this subtropical Japanese outpost. In recent months, the treacherous airspace has gotten even busier, with Japanese fighter jets based in Naha, the capital of Okinawa prefecture, scrambling in record numbers as tensions between China and Japan spiral over a scattering of disputed islands. The uninhabited outcroppings in the East China Sea, called the Senkaku in Japanese and the Diaoyu in Chinese, are currently administered by Japan but China maintains historic claims to them.
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More News On Border Tensions Continuing Between China And Japan
Two Chinese ships enter disputed waters: Japan -- FOX News/AFP
Japan Boosts Security Near Isles in China Dispute -- AP
China warns Japan against stationing workers on disputed isles -- Reuters
China urges U.S. to abide by neutrality on Diaoyu islands -- Xinhuanet
Does China Have a Good Case in Territorial Disputes? -- China Digital Times