Japan scrambles jet after spotting suspected Chinese drone —ministry

May 3, 2023 - 9:11 AM
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Japan’s defense ministry said on Tuesday it scrambled a jet fighter after spotting a suspected Chinese drone between the Japanese island of Yonaguni and Taiwan.

The drone flew towards Bashi Channel that separates Taiwan from the Philippines, the ministry said in a statement.

—Reporting by Eimi Yamamitsu; Editing by Andrew Heavens