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Japan cancels MSDF port call in South Korea amid chilly ties

National Feb 5, 2019

Japan cancels MSDF port call in South Korea amid chilly ties

The Defense Ministry said Tuesday it decided to cancel a port call by a helicopter carrier in South Korea this spring as relations between the two countries have been strained over alleged provocative acts by each of their militaries. Several Maritime Self-Defense Force ships including ...

National / Politics Dec 11, 2018

Japan to effectively remodel MSDF vessel into aircraft carrier

Japan plans to effectively upgrade one of its helicopter carriers to enable it to transport and launch fighter jets, the latest draft of its defense guidelines showed Tuesday, in an apparent effort to curtail China's maritime assertiveness in nearby waters. The ruling parties approved the ...