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Japan may release data proving Chinese radar incident: Media

Published on Feb 9, 2013 11:04 AM

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan may release data it says will prove a Chinese naval vessel directed its fire control radar at a Japanese destroyer near disputed islands in the East China Sea, local media reported.

China's military denies the warship locked its radar onto the Japanese vessel on Jan. 30, but the incident has added to tensions between the two nations over the disputed islands.

Japan will consider how much normally classified data it can release, the media reports said, citing comments by Japan Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said on local television.

Japan and China have been involved in a series of incidents in recent months in the East China Sea where Chinese and Japanese naval vessels regularly shadow each others movements.

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