Japan's Air Self-Defense Force fighter planes were scrambled Friday to respond to four Chinese military aircraft flying over international waters between Okinawa's main island and Miyako Island, the Defense Ministry said.
It was the largest number of Chinese aircraft on one day flying the route from the East China Sea to the Pacific Ocean, the ministry said.
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Comment: Well how else are they supposed to practice their bombing runs on the U.S. bases in Guam and on Okinawa in preparation for WWIII? Pretty ballsy of them to try and use the cover of a typhoon to do this don't you think? The U.S. usually moves their aircraft assets to the safety of Iwakuni or Atsugi up in mainland Japan and lock the troops down whenever a storm threatens! This sort of thing could add a new wrinkle to the equation...