Chinese and Russian Ships Sailing Near, Japanese MoD Says

People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Shupang-class 22 hydrographic survey ship. Photo Courtesy of Japanese Ministry of Defense.

People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and Russian Navy warships have made independent transits around Japan over the past few days, the Japanese Ministry of Defense said this week.

Japan spotted a Russian Navy corvette on Friday at 6 p.m. sailing east in an area 50 kilometers from Cape Soya, according to one of three new releases issued by the Joint Staff Office (JSO) of...

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