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Japan mulls deploying F-35B fighters on helicopter carrier

Japan may soon face the sticky task of defining the difference between a “defensive aircraft carrier” and an “offensive” one. The Asahi Shimbun noted in a year-end analysis that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is mulling a proposal to convert the Izumo, a Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter carrier, into a full-blown aircraft carrier by having F-35B […]