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Japan warship to dock in Subic

/ 04:53 PM June 02, 2017

Izumo (DDH-183). Photo from https://en.wikipedia.org

Japan’s biggest warship will arrive in the Philippines on Sunday for a goodwill visit, the Philippine Navy announced Friday.

The helicopter carrier Izumo (DDH-183), Japan’s biggest warship since World War II, will dock in Subic Bay, Navy spokesperson Captain Lued Lincuna said in an advisory.

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READ: Japan’s biggest warship to escort US supply vessel — media

The ship will be escorted by guided missile destroyer JS Sazanami.

A welcome ceremony and a port briefing will be conducted upon the arrival of the vessels in Subic Bay, Olongapo.

Izumo reportedly joined a US supply ship into the western Pacific

Both Japan and the Philippines share a rival claimant in China over the East China Sea and South China Sea, respectively. Frances Mangosing/JPV

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