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Japan rebuts Seoul's allegations on use of radar on patrol plane

MSDF plane did not fly over South Korean destroyer, says Defense Ministry

Japan's Defense Ministry has protested what it says was the use by a South Korean navy destroyer of its fire-control radar against a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force patrol plane.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's Defense Ministry issued a statement Tuesday insisting that South Korea's version of last week's encounter in the Sea of Japan between a South Korean navy destroyer and a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force patrol plane is incorrect.

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