02 September 2017

News Story: Britain PM inspects Japan defense helicopter carrier in Yokosuka

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Kyodo) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday visited a key Maritime Self-Defense Force base southwest of Tokyo to inspect a helicopter carrier.

Flanked by Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, May, who is on a three-day visit to Japan through Friday, went aboard the Izumo, the largest MSDF vessel, at Yokosuka base in Kanagawa Prefecture.

At the outset of their conversation aboard the vessel, which was open to the media, May said, "We have a long history of cooperation in these areas, and my visit today, I think, is a sign of the growing cooperation and partnership that we have on defense matters."

Read the full story at The Mainichi