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International relations

Japan accuses South Korea of locking radar on patrol plane

Seoul denies it was trying to target aircraft over Sea of Japan

P-1 patrol planes used by Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force. Japan said a South Korean warship locked a targeting radar on such a plane Thursday. (Photo courtesy of JMSDF)

TOKYO/SEOUL -- Japan's defense minister protested to South Korea Friday after one of Seoul's warships allegedly trained a weapon-guiding radar on a Japanese patrol plane over the Sea of Japan.

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