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In wake of North Korea’s missile launch, Japan, US fighter jets conduct joint drill

/ 05:13 PM October 05, 2022
 Japan, US fighter jets conduct joint drill

Japanese and U.S. fighter jets conduct a joint drill over the East China Sea on Tuesday. Courtesy of the Defense Ministry’s Joint Staff Office via The Japan News/Asia News Network

TOKYO — The Air Self-Defense Force of Japan and the U.S. military conducted joint drills with 12 fighter jets over the East China Sea west of Kyushu on Tuesday, soon after North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile earlier in the day.

The Defense Ministry made the announcement, saying the drill was intended to demonstrate the readiness and cooperation between Japanese and U.S. forces.

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According to the ministry’s Joint Staff Office, the drill involved four ASDF F-15s, four ASDF F-2s and four U.S. F-35B fighter jets.

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