Neither one thinks there is any real possibility of it actually leading to war, I would imagine, but nevertheless they are playing dangerous games.
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TOKYO — Japan on Tuesday accused Chinese navy vessels of locking a weapons-targeting radar on a Japanese destroyer and helicopter amid escalating territorial disputes between the Asian powers.
Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera accused Chinese navy vessels of using the weapons radar in two incidents last month, on Jan. 19 and Jan. 30. He said it happened in the East China Sea, suggesting it was near disputed islands controlled by Japan but also claimed by China. He did not give an exact location.
Onodera said the action could have led to a dangerous situation. Shots were not fired on either occasion.
“It is extremely abnormal to use such fire-control radar, or radar for (weapons) firing,” he told reporters in an emergency briefing. “The incident could have led to a dangerous situation in case of a misstep.”
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