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Japanese Navy Flexes Muscles in Regional Fleet Review

South Korea takes part in military exercise despite tensions between the two countries

YOKOSUKA, Japan—Prime Minister Shinzo Abe presided over a show of naval strength on Sunday with Japanese allies and boarded a U.S. aircraft-carrier, a symbolic visit after the passage of widely criticized security legislation in September.

At a fleet review, the Maritime Self-Defense Force—Japan’s navy—mobilized nearly 40 vessels including the Izumo, Japan’s largest warship since World War II, which went into service in March. Overhead, anti-submarine patrol planes dropped depth bombs and an acrobatic flight team sketched circles in the sky.

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