The new patrol boats will free up Japanese destroyers, such as the Kurama. Photo: Reuters

Japan to build new warships in ‘message to China’ over Diaoyu Islands

  • The Japanese defence ministry tells the South China Morning Post it is working on a new class of patrol ship and aims to deploy 12 vessels over the next decade
  • The move will free up its destroyers that patrol the Diaoyu/Senkaku archipelago, which is claimed by China
Topic |   China-Japan relations

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The new patrol boats will free up Japanese destroyers, such as the Kurama. Photo: Reuters
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