Japan's new submarine unveiled amid China's assertiveness

Japan’s newest submarine was unveiled Wednesday at a shipyard in western Japan, as part of efforts to boost the country’s maritime security amid China’s growing assertiveness in the region.The 3,000-ton warship named the Taigei was built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and is scheduled to go into service in March 2022, becoming the 22nd vessel in the Maritime Self-Defense Force’s submarine fleet.Under its 2010 National Defense Program Guidelines, Tokyo set a goal of increasing the number of its submarines from 16 to 22 in light of increasing activities by Beijing in waters near Japan, espe…

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