UK aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth makes first port call in Japan

British aircraft carrier the Queen Elizabeth made its first port call in Japan on Saturday, aiming to showcase the two countries’ defence cooperation in a region where China’s military has been growing increasingly assertive.Taking part in a joint exercise with Japan, the United States, the Netherlands and Canada, the flagship of Britain’s Carrier Strike Group arrived at the US Navy base in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo, and is scheduled to depart next Thursday.The exercise is aimed at…