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F-35 returns to Japan's skies but safety concerns swirl

Tokyo still shunned from 'partner' country status

 If the F-35A and F-35B blows a tire upon landing, the impact could also take out both hydraulic lines and pose a loss-of-aircraft risk. (Photo by Kei Higuchi)

TOKYO -- Japan resumed training missions of its F-35A stealth fighter jets on Thursday, nearly four months after one of its pilots was killed in a crash involving the U.S.-designed aircraft.

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