Again you reveal your total ignorance of things political, treaties, things foreign and "language".Here is another group of Libtards. Hey guys, it is an Aircraft Carrier, not a "flat-top destroyer"!!!
Sure it is to small for conventional jet fighter planes to operate off of but it is the size of WWII AIRCRAFT CARRIERS!!!
Liberals think if they call it something different, it will become what they call it. Like the Affordable Care Act which is anything but affordable!!!
Japan unveils largest warship since World War II
Eric Talmadge, Associated Press 6 hours ago
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP)-- Japan on Tuesday unveiled its biggest warship since World War II, a huge flat-top destroyer that has raised eyebrows in China and elsewhere because it bears a strong resemblance to a conventional aircraft carrier.
The ship, which has a flight deck that is nearly 250 meters (820 feet) long, is designed to carry up to 14 helicopters. Japanese officials say it will be used in national defense — particularly in anti-submarine warfare and border-area surveillance missions — and to bolster the nation's ability to transport personnel and supplies in response to large-scale natural disasters, like the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
Though the ship — dubbed "Izumo" — has been in the works since 2009, its unveiling comes as Japan and China are locked in a dispute over several small islands located between southern Japan and Taiwan. For months, ships from both countries have been conducting patrols around the isles, called the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyutai in China.
Japan pledged not to develop anything but a domestic military after WWII. This they did on their own volition.
Things are heating up now in Asia and many surrounding countries are staking claims on oil and mineral rights that Japan also covets. Add North Korea as a menace. As it cannot truly re-arm, Japan has increased its squadrons of F-15s, foir example, patrol aircraft, etc, claiming they need more for the country's protection. Now it's an aircraft carrier called a flat top destroyer. The Japanese know darn well the difference between a carrier and a destroyer. But they are calling it that so as not to be accused of building and floating an aircraft carrier which otherwise would clearly violate its pledge on re-armament. I believe that article is also enshrined in their Constitution which was approved by Gen McArthur and President Truman.
Stay out of foreign politics, Rogue, not your bag. Come to think of it, neither is US politics for that matter LMAO (LRS tm reg'd).