Japan defends right to fire warning shots as territory dispute with China heats up
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The Associated Press has carried a story indicating that Japan is considering the use of tracer munitions to warn Chinese air craft out of the Air space over her territorial seas in the vicinity of the Senkaku/ Diauyu disputed Islands.
Published January 20, 2013
Associated PressTOKYO – Japan says it may fire warning shots and take other measures to keep foreign aircraft from violating its airspace in the latest verbal blast between Tokyo and Beijing that raises concerns that a dispute over hotly contested islands could spin out of control.
Japanese officials made the comments after Chinese fighters tailed its warplanes near the islands recently. The incident is believed to be the first scrambling of Chinese fighters since the tensions began to rise last spring.
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