Aki, Japan’s newest ocean surveillance ship, is launched in Okayama Prefecture on January 15, 2020. Photo: Twitter/ JMSDFAki, Japan’s newest ocean surveillance ship, is launched in Okayama Prefecture on January 15, 2020. Photo: Twitter/ JMSDF
Aki, Japan’s newest ocean surveillance ship, is launched in Okayama Prefecture on January 15, 2020. Photo: Twitter/ JMSDF

Japan builds new surveillance warship targeting Chinese, North Korean submarines

  • The Aki is first ship in three decades built to hunt for submarines, as Japan sees a rise in unidentified subs, believed to be from China, within its waters
  • But Tokyo is also keeping a close eye on North Korea, which has been developing a platform for submarine-launched ballistic missiles

Topic |   Japan
Aki, Japan’s newest ocean surveillance ship, is launched in Okayama Prefecture on January 15, 2020. Photo: Twitter/ JMSDFAki, Japan’s newest ocean surveillance ship, is launched in Okayama Prefecture on January 15, 2020. Photo: Twitter/ JMSDF
Aki, Japan’s newest ocean surveillance ship, is launched in Okayama Prefecture on January 15, 2020. Photo: Twitter/ JMSDF
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