tirsdag 30. mai 2017

Japan's growing concern over China's naval might

The pride of Japan's naval defence, the JS Izumo, is making an unprecedented journey through Asian waters over the next three months. 
The Izumo is the largest vessel built by Japan since the end of World War Two - and she looks very much like an aircraft carrier. She has already participated in Singapore's first ever fleet review, an international naval gathering with fleets from Asia and beyond to demonstrate their power. There is growing support in Japan for a more strident response to Chinese military assertiveness around Japanese waters and Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force has been increasingly active in the region. Read more