In this photo released by Japan Coast Guard 11th Regional Coast Guard, a Chinese airplane flies in Japanese airspace above the islands known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese

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In this photo released by Japan Coast Guard 11th Regional Coast Guard, a Chinese airplane flies in Japanese airspace above the islands known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese in southwestern Japan Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. A Japanese government spokesman said a Chinese airplane has been spotted in Japanese airspace above the islands controlled by Tokyo but also claimed by Beijing. The Defense Agency said four Japanese F-15 jets headed to the area which has been at the center of a territorial dispute Thursday morning, but no further action was taken. (AP Photo/Japan Coast Guard 11th Regional Coast Guard) EDITORIAL USE ONLY less 

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Thu, Dec 13, 2012 4:03 PM EST