Get Ready, North Korea: Japan’s Navy Has ‘Aircraft Carriers’
Japan is now at a crossroads. It has the technical ability to construct carriers, and thanks to the United States, access to the best carrier-based aircraft in the world. It can also rely on the expertise of the U.S. Navy to restart a new carrier force. On the other hand, it currently it lacks the strategic impetus for such a fleet. That lies with China, and China alone.