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Japan is Asia's naval powerhouse with two aircraft carrier-sized warships

This, with Japanese Ship Kaga's rebirth on Wednesday as a 'helicopter destroyer'

Ajai Shukla  |  New Delhi 

The state-controlled Chinese media has sharply criticised the commissioning of Japan’s powerful new warship, which has the same name --- Kaga --- as one of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s aircraft carriers in World War II.  The original Kaga, which Beijing’s English language daily, Global Times, terms a “notorious warship”, was sunk by the US Navy in the Battle of Midway in 1942. With Japanese Ship (JS) Kaga’s rebirth on Wednesday as a “helicopter destroyer”, Japan now has Asia’s only navy with two aircraft ...

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First Published: Fri, March 24 2017. 02:25 IST
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