Japan's helicopter carrier Izumo sails in the waters off the Boso Peninsula, east of Tokyo, as it starts to escort a US supply ship after departing Yokosuka port, south of Tokyo. Photo: Kyodo

Japan’s biggest warship escorts US supply vessel on aircraft carrier strike group mission

It will be the first deployment – outside of troop exercises – to protect the US fleet after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded the country’s military capabilities in 2015

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Japan's helicopter carrier Izumo sails in the waters off the Boso Peninsula, east of Tokyo, as it starts to escort a US supply ship after departing Yokosuka port, south of Tokyo. Photo: Kyodo
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