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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'

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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 carrier-sized warships --- the Kaga and its predecessor, JS Izumo. The 248 metre-long Kaga is larger

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First Published: Mar 24 2017 | 2:25 AM IST

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