Dec 13, 2012, 12.51 PM | Source: Reuters
CHINA-JAPAN-SCRAMBLE:Japan protests after Chinese plane flies over disputed isles
The incident prompted Japan's military to scramble eight F-15 fighter jets, the Defence Ministry said.
Sino-Japanese relations took a tumble after Japan bought the tiny islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, from a private Japanese owner in September.
(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Michael Watson)