Japan scrambles jets for drone near disputed islands
TOKYO (AFP) - Japan scrambled fighter jets on Monday after an unidentified drone flew near Tokyo-controlled islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with China, a defence ministry spokesman said.
It was the first reported incident of its kind.
Japan's Air Self-Defence Force sent an unspecified number of jets to the area, the official said.
The drones did not enter Japanese airspace, the official said.