Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued his approval when Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera briefed him on the plan Oct. 11, the source said.
The ministry drafted the plan in response to a Chinese military drone that intruded into Japan’s air defense identification zone Sept. 9, approaching the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. China also claims the chain
The move is aimed at demonstrating Japan’s readiness to respond to any acts that violate its sovereignty, according to the source.
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Comment: With all that technology they can't get a handle on a leak in Fukushima but, they can sure as hell shoot down a Chinese drone! Well give the Japanese some credit, at least they're batting 500! That's way better than the Obama-Nation of Desolation Administration's record as of late. They missed it with the Russian "Re-Set," they missed it with the Arab Spring; hell, they can't seem to get anything right. They're like Oh-4-Bengazi and counting!
I wonder what will go down if and when the Japanese shoot down an American drone???