Members of the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force attend a handover ceremony for the latest Izumo-class helicopter carrier JS Kaga (DDH-184) in Yokohama on March 22. Photo: Reuters
Tetsu Mizuno
Opinion

Opinion

Tetsu Mizuno

China’s military expands and the US waffles, leaving Japan’s defence planning in search of the right balance

  • Tetsu Mizuno says that Beijing’s growing military capabilities, along with unclear US policy in East Asia, mean Japan’s recent defence planning is aimed at maintaining the balance of power

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Members of the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force attend a handover ceremony for the latest Izumo-class helicopter carrier JS Kaga (DDH-184) in Yokohama on March 22. Photo: Reuters
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