Japan warships make a port of call in Vietnam on October 9, 2020, after an exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: Twitter Japan warships make a port of call in Vietnam on October 9, 2020, after an exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: Twitter
Japan warships make a port of call in Vietnam on October 9, 2020, after an exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: Twitter

Japan to sign defence deal with Vietnam amid Beijing’s moves in South China Sea

  • PM Suga will sign a deal to export defence equipment to Vietnam when he visits Hanoi next week, in a sign of the region’s importance as a bulwark against China
  • The move comes as Japan on Wednesday unveiled its newest warship, as the country beefs up its own maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region

Topic |   Japan
Japan warships make a port of call in Vietnam on October 9, 2020, after an exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: Twitter Japan warships make a port of call in Vietnam on October 9, 2020, after an exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: Twitter
Japan warships make a port of call in Vietnam on October 9, 2020, after an exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: Twitter
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