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An F-35B for Japan's <em>Izumo</em>-class: Obstacles and Challenges
March 23, 2018
An F-35B for Japan's Izumo-class: Obstacles and Challenges
What does Japan need to consider before pursuing F-35B fighters for its helicopter destroyers?
An F-35B for Japan's Izumo-class: Obstacles and Challenges
Source: Japan's Largest Warship Was Designed as an Aircraft Carrier
February 27, 2018
Source: Japan's Largest Warship Was Designed as an Aircraft Carrier
Blueprints reveal that Japan's latest class of helicopter destroyers has been designed to operate the F-35B.
Source: Japan's Largest Warship Was Designed as an Aircraft Carrier
Japan Plans to Convert the <em>Izumo</em>-class Into a True Aircraft Carrier?
January 07, 2018
Japan Plans to Convert the Izumo-class Into a True Aircraft Carrier?
Recent Japanese Ministry of Defense leaks are suggestive of plans to convert these so-called helicopter destroyers.
Japan Plans to Convert the Izumo-class Into a True Aircraft Carrier?
Trump May Tour Japan’s Largest Warship During Asia Trip Next Month
October 24, 2017
Trump May Tour Japan’s Largest Warship During Asia Trip Next Month
Japanese government sources indicate that the U.S. president has been invited to inspect Japan’s helicopter carrier.
Trump May Tour Japan’s Largest Warship During Asia Trip Next Month
India-Japan-US Malabar 2017 Naval Exercises Kick Off With Anti-Submarine Warfare in Focus
July 10, 2017
India-Japan-US Malabar 2017 Naval Exercises Kick Off With Anti-Submarine Warfare in Focus
This exercise is the first to involve a carrier from each of the navies.
India-Japan-US Malabar 2017 Naval Exercises Kick Off With Anti-Submarine Warfare in Focus
South China Sea: Japan's <em>Izumo</em> Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier
June 19, 2017
South China Sea: Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier
The Izumo additionally escorted U.S. Navy vessels in the South China Sea.
South China Sea: Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier
Vietnam: Japan’s Largest Aircraft Carrier Participates in Major Naval Exercise
May 24, 2017
Vietnam: Japan’s Largest Aircraft Carrier Participates in Major Naval Exercise
Japan’s largest warship is currently taking part in a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief drill in Vietnam.
Vietnam: Japan’s Largest Aircraft Carrier Participates in Major Naval Exercise
South China Sea: Japan’s Largest Warship Concludes Drill With US Navy Littoral Combat Ship
May 20, 2017
South China Sea: Japan’s Largest Warship Concludes Drill With US Navy Littoral Combat Ship
The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and U.S. Navy completed a passing exercise in the South China Sea this week.
South China Sea: Japan’s Largest Warship Concludes Drill With US Navy Littoral Combat Ship
From China's New Aircraft Carrier to Malabar 2017: Naval Update in the Asia-Pacific
May 18, 2017
From China's New Aircraft Carrier to Malabar 2017: Naval Update in the Asia-Pacific
The Diplomat's editors discuss recent naval procurement decisions and exercises across the Asia-Pacific region.
From China's New Aircraft Carrier to Malabar 2017: Naval Update in the Asia-Pacific
Is Japan Truly a Powerful Country?
May 13, 2017
Is Japan Truly a Powerful Country?
Japan's true power can only emerge if other countries, including the United States, require it.
Is Japan Truly a Powerful Country?
Japan Dispatches Biggest Warship to Protect US Navy Vessel, Putting New Security Law to Work
May 09, 2017
Japan Dispatches Biggest Warship to Protect US Navy Vessel, Putting New Security Law to Work
Japan has issued its first order to protect a U.S. Navy warship under the country’s new security legislation.
Japan Dispatches Biggest Warship to Protect US Navy Vessel, Putting New Security Law to Work
Japan's <em>Izumo</em> Helicopter Carrier to Escort US Navy Supply Ship
May 01, 2017
Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier to Escort US Navy Supply Ship
The JS Izumo will have its first deployment alongside a U.S. Navy vessel outside of exercises.
Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier to Escort US Navy Supply Ship
Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Commissions Second Helicopter Carrier
March 23, 2017
Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Commissions Second Helicopter Carrier
Japan’s newest surface combatant entered service on March 22.
Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Commissions Second Helicopter Carrier
Japan Maritime Self Defense Force to Send Largest Carrier to the South China Sea
March 18, 2017
Japan Maritime Self Defense Force to Send Largest Carrier to the South China Sea
Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship to the disputed waters.
Japan Maritime Self Defense Force to Send Largest Carrier to the South China Sea
Japan Launches New Helicopter Destroyer
August 29, 2015
Japan Launches New Helicopter Destroyer
Tokyo unveils its second Izumo-class helicopter carrier.
Japan Launches New Helicopter Destroyer
Japan's New Helicopter Carrier: Bad News for Chinese Subs?
March 28, 2015
Japan's New Helicopter Carrier: Bad News for Chinese Subs?
Japan now has all the building blocks to field a powerful carrier strike group.
Japan's New Helicopter Carrier: Bad News for Chinese Subs?
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