Japan’s F-35 fleet will be the largest of any US ally. Photo: AFP

Japan’s deal to buy F-35 Lightning jets from US ‘may fuel arms race with China in region’

  • Donald Trump has welcomed Tokyo’s order for the stealth fighter, but it is likely to trigger a response from Beijing
  • Deal to buy 105 of the advanced fighters will greatly expand Japan’s capabilities in the South China Sea
Topic |   China-Japan relations
Japan’s F-35 fleet will be the largest of any US ally. Photo: AFP
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