Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump after a joint press conference at the White House on Februrary 10. Photo: Kyodo

Why pacifist Japan is standing by its old friend America in naval power play

Donald Kirk says the sending of the warship Izumo to protect a US Navy supply ship, in a first for Japan’s maritime defence, stems from Tokyo’s fear of isolation, with no good friends in the region

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump after a joint press conference at the White House on Februrary 10. Photo: Kyodo
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