Registered: Feb 2012
Location: Mountain View, Santa Clara, California
Japanese fighter planes were dispatched more than 300 times to investigate approaches by Chinese planes to Japan’s airspace in the year to March 2013, about twice as often as the previous year, according to the report. Chinese government ships entered Japanese-controlled waters around the disputed islands 41 times between September and April, compared with three incursions in the preceding eight months, it said.
Japan called China’s actions, including what it said was the locking of fire-control radar on a Japanese ship in January, “dangerous” and said they risked triggering an unexpected situation. “This is extremely regrettable and China is urged to accept and adhere to international norms,” the report said.