Self Defense

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer hoisting Rising Sun flag in Qingdao

中국제관함식 참석 日호위함 욱일기 달고 칭다오 입항

A ship from Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force … that’s flying the Rising Sun flag … has gotten to Qingdao Port to join a multinational occasion celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of China’s Navy.
This is the first browse through of a Japanese Navy ship to China considering that 2011.
Japan’s Kyodo News Agency described the destroyer’s go to is aimed at building trust fund in between the 2 nations by assisting in reciprocal protection exchanges.
Tokyo declined to participate in the International Fleet Review kept in South Korea’s resort island of Jeju in 2014, … complying with Seoul’s request not to raise the Rising Sun flag, … which is watched by the Korean public as a symbol of Japan’s imperialistic past.

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