TOKYO — A Japanese warship accompanied a US Navy supply ship Monday on its way to join a US aircraft carrier and three other warships in a strike force that entered the Sea of Japan over the weekend.
The group is meant to send a powerful deterrent signal to North Korea at a time of mounting tensions on the Korean Peninsula over the North's advancing nuclear program.
Japan's action is a sign of its expanding military presence in the region. It is particularly significant because it
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