A Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force ensign is flown on the deck of the destroyer Suzutsuki as it arrived at China's Qingdao port on April 21. Photo: Kyodo

Why China letting Japan’s warship fly the rising sun flag is a sign of the ‘closer’ times

  • The destroyer arrived in Qingdao port on Sunday, and will be among vessels from 10 nations taking part in a naval review
  • The red sun with rays on a white background is still considered in many parts of Asia to be a symbol of Imperial Japan’s invasion
Topic |   China-Japan relations

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A Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force ensign is flown on the deck of the destroyer Suzutsuki as it arrived at China's Qingdao port on April 21. Photo: Kyodo
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