Japan’s Izumo helicopter carrier. Photo: Kyodo

Japan’s new defence guidelines highlight military ambitions and mounting concerns about China and Russia

  • China is deploying more ships and aircraft to patrol waters near Japan, while North Korea has yet to fulfil a pledge to dismantle its nuclear and missile programmes
  • Russia said on Monday it had built new barracks for troops on a northern island it captured from Japan at the end of the second world war
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Japan’s Izumo helicopter carrier. Photo: Kyodo
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