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Japan fires a salvo in Senkaku row with new Aegis destroyers

Japan has launched the first of a new generation of guided missile destroyers from a shipyard in Yokohama, sparking accusations from China’s Global Times that it is trying to destabilize the region. The US$1.5 billion vessel is the seventh Aegis destroyer acquired by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, but the first to be fitted with the advanced Cooperative […]