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America and Japan’s vision of an Indo-Pacific free from Chinese threat runs into deep waters

Berthed at Singapore’s Changi Naval Base last week, the warship JS Izumo cut a sharp silhouette. Commissioned in 2015, the Izumo’s career is a reflection of Japan’s success as a regional power.As Japan’s biggest surface combatant, the Izumo weathered opposition from countries such as China, which accused Japan of launching an aircraft carrier prohibited under its pacifist constitution. Japan insists the Izumo is a helicopter destroyer, and hence legal under its reinterpreted constitution, which…... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, America and Japan’s vision of an Indo-Pacific free from Chinese threat runs into deep waters, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you America and Japan’s vision of an Indo-Pacific free from Chinese threat runs into deep waters

 

 

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Published By: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Wednesday, 22 May

 

 

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