HMS Queen Elizabeth at sea 190521 CREDIT MOD 2.jpeg
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CSG21: HMS Queen Elizabeth Leaves Japan After Port Visit

The aircraft carrier visited Japan to demonstrate the UK's "commitment to maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region".

HMS Queen Elizabeth at sea 190521 CREDIT MOD 2.jpeg

The crew of HMS Queen Elizabeth have said goodbye to Japan as the carrier's first visit to the country came to an end.

In a tweet from its official account, the team said: "Goodbye! さようなら

"A good visit and good views on the sail out!

"We have set sail but are still working with Japan and the US in training Exercise Pacific Crown."

The ship is leading the UK Carrier Strike Group (CSG21) deployment, currently in the Indo-Pacific region.

The flagship of CSG21 visited Japan in a "demonstration" of the "UK's commitment to maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region", according to the British Embassy in Tokyo.

In August, the Strike Group took part in exercises with global allies, including the Japanese Self Defence Forces, and will continue to work with the force throughout September.

Watch: Timelapse of HMS Queen Elizabeth arriving in Japan.

Cover image: File photo of HMS Queen Elizabeth (Picture: MOD).