February 7th, 2013
06:33 AM ET

Japanese jets scramble after Russian fighters

Two Russian fighter jets entered Japanese territorial airspace on Thursday afternoon, prompting the Japanese to scramble their own aircraft, the Japanese Ministry of Defense said.

The fighter jets crossed into Japanese territory near the disputed Rishiri Islands, near the northern main island of Hokkaido, for a little over one minute.

The Foreign Ministry says Japan has lodged a protest with Russia, according to the Kyodo news agency.

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  1. Rascal Rabble

    there's gottahbee an easier way for zhahpanese takeout than with fighter jets...next time place yah order for delivery...
    guy shee mas!

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