New F-35B fighters jets could be deployed aboard Japan’s aircraft carriers. Photo: EPA New F-35B fighters jets could be deployed aboard Japan’s aircraft carriers. Photo: EPA
New F-35B fighters jets could be deployed aboard Japan’s aircraft carriers. Photo: EPA

Amid China’s increased maritime assertiveness, Japan plans to put fighter jets on its aircraft carriers for the first time since 1945

  • Upgrading helicopter carriers to transport warplanes risks being construed as a shift away from the country’s strictly defence-oriented policy

Topic |   Japan
New F-35B fighters jets could be deployed aboard Japan’s aircraft carriers. Photo: EPA New F-35B fighters jets could be deployed aboard Japan’s aircraft carriers. Photo: EPA
New F-35B fighters jets could be deployed aboard Japan’s aircraft carriers. Photo: EPA
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