A Japanese helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck of the Izumo. Photo: AP

Japan indicates China is bigger threat than North Korea in latest defence review

  • For the first time, Japan’s Defence White Paper had a section on China right after the US, pushing North Korea into third position. Russia was fourth.
  • China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative was identified as an emerging strategic threat, with suggestions China could use this to push its army into the Indian and Pacific Oceans
Topic |   China-Japan relations

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A Japanese helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck of the Izumo. Photo: AP
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