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Japan’s new aircraft carriers fail to make waves

Deployment suggests a preference for big boys’ toys and an effort to appease Washington, rather than a coherent, sustainable strategy

December 13, 2018 5:42 PM (UTC+8)
An Izumo-class ship of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force arrives at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia, on September 18, 2018. Photo: AFP/Andrew Lotulung/NurPhoto
An Izumo-class ship of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force arrives at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia, on September 18, 2018. Photo: AFP/Andrew Lotulung/NurPhoto
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