Japan scrambled a fighter jet to monitor a Chinese military drone

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Japan scrambles jet to monitor Chinese military drone near Taiwan.

Japan’s defence ministry said on Monday it scrambled a fighter jet to monitor a Chinese BZK-005 military drone spotted flying between Japan’s westernmost Yonaguni island and Taiwan in the morning.

The reconnaissance drone, originating from the East China Sea (north of Taiwan), proceeded towards the Bashi Channel, a demarcation line between Taiwan’s southern coast and the Philippines, earlier August 28.

On Friday, Japan also scrambled its Air Self-Defense Force fighters to Chinese bombers flying near Japan’s Okinawa island, home to a major U.S. military base, as well as to drones spotted near self-ruled Taiwan.

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