A combined Russian Navy and China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) fleet continues to sail in international waters east of Japan’s main island of Honshu, while Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships and aircraft monitor the fleet during its voyage.
As of 4 a.m. Thursday, the joint fleet was sighted between Smith Island (Sumisu-tō) and Tori-shima Island in the Izu Island chain, according to a news release and map released by the Joint Staff of the Japan Self-Defense Forces on Friday. Smith Island is around 440 kilometers, or about 273 miles, south of the main island of Honshu. The news release said the fleet was 50 kilometers, or about 31 miles, southwest of Smith Island.
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