US, Japan may give China an excuse to establish ADIZ over S China Sea

After the suggestion made by Rear Admiral Robert Thomas, the commander of the US Seventh Fleet, that Japan begin aerial patrols over the disputed South China Sea, China may establish a second Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the region, according to Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga, a defense expert said in his article written for the Jamestown Foundation on Feb. 4.

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Japan to deploy P-1 aircraft in event of PLA sub attack

In the event of any potential confrontation with Chinese submarines in Japan’s territorial waters, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force will likely deploy the P-1 patrol aircraft designed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries to the disputed East China Sea according to the Tokyo-based Sankei Shimbun on May. 4…

With New Radar, Japan Sends Message to China

With a high-profile groundbreaking ceremony for a small radar station on Yonaguni Island, Japan has drawn a line in the sand about its strategic intent to defend its Nansei Shoto (southwestern island chain) against China, effectively telling Beijing to back off…|newswell|text|World%20News|p

Japan’s indigenous stealth jet prototype ‘to fly this year’

Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera has reaffirmed the nation’s plan for a 2014 first flight of the Advanced Technology Demonstrator-X (ATD-X) fighter: a prototype for a future fighter to replace the Japan Air Self-Defence Force’s Mitsubishi F-2…