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US State Department Approves Possible F-15J Modernization Sale for Japan
October 30, 2019

US State Department Approves Possible F-15J Modernization Sale for Japan

By Ankit Panda
The F-15J modernization package would supplement other Air Self-Defense Force programs.

Japan Air Self Defense Force: Intercepts Down 23 Percent
April 17, 2018

Japan Air Self Defense Force: Intercepts Down 23 Percent

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The number of Japan Air Self Defense Force scrambles decreased by 23 percent during fiscal year 2017.
How Did Japan Lose Its Air Superiority Advantage?
February 17, 2018

How Did Japan Lose Its Air Superiority Advantage?

By Abraham Ait
Once one of the world’s most capable air forces, Japan now finds itself outmatched in air-to-air combat capabilities.

Japan Air Self-Defense Force: Chinese Intercepts Down 50, Russia Up 60 Percent
July 17, 2017

Japan Air Self-Defense Force: Chinese Intercepts Down 50, Russia Up 60 Percent

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Following a record high in 2016, the number of Chinese military aircraft approaching Japanese airspace was almost cut in half from April to June 2017.

China Accuses Japan of Endangering its Military Aircraft
October 28, 2016

China Accuses Japan of Endangering its Military Aircraft

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Beijing slammed Japan’s air force for scrambling jets and locking radars on to Chinese military aircraft.

United Kingdom and Japan Hold First-Ever Joint Fighter Exercise
October 25, 2016

United Kingdom and Japan Hold First-Ever Joint Fighter Exercise

By Franz-Stefan Gady
For the first time since the end of World War II, British fighter aircraft are ‘targeting’ Japanese warplanes.

Chinese and Japanese Fighter Jets Come Close to Dogfight in East China Sea
July 06, 2016

Chinese and Japanese Fighter Jets Come Close to Dogfight in East China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japanese aircraft purportedly used fire-control radars to lock onto two PLAAF warplanes flying over the East China Sea.
Japan's Fighter Jets Intercepted Chinese Aircraft 571 Times in 2015
April 26, 2016

Japan's Fighter Jets Intercepted Chinese Aircraft 571 Times in 2015

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The number of sorties flown to ward off Chinese intrusions into Japan’s airspace has risen substantially.

Japan Forms New Air Wing to Fend off China’s Advances in East China Sea
February 01, 2016

Japan Forms New Air Wing to Fend off China’s Advances in East China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Tokyo has recently doubled the number of fighter jets stationed at Okinawa's Naha Air Base.

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