Japan keeps ignoring World War II surrender terms, builds carrier

Japan has built yet another aircraft carrier. They say it's a "destroyer" to carry "helicopters" but it's an offensive ship that's clearly against World War II surrender terms. It may not have combat jet catapults (yet!) but who cares when they can use F-35s or perhaps a vertical take-off and landing jet of their own?

Their first carrier was the Hyuga, another 814-foot (250-meter) long beast. The new one is her twin, the Izumo. The ship seems comparable to the 1943 Taihō (Great Phoenix), the first modern and heavily armored carrier deployed by the Imperial Japanese Navy.

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It's ironic that they have announced this new ship on August 6, the day Enola Gay dropped the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima. With China deploying their own aircraft carrier for "scientific uses" in the same region, this is going to become quite the weaponized dick waving contest.

Meanwhile, the United States hasn't say anything about it but General MacCarthur and Admiral Nimitz are rolling in their graves.

Japan's Giant New 'Flat Top' Destroyer Is So A Secret Aircraft Carrier

Japan just unleashed one of its largest warships ever. Dubbed Izumo, it's a flat top destroyer that Japan says isn't an aircraft carrier. But look at it. One of its main duties is to "carry aircraft." You sly devils you, Japan.

Izumo has been under construction for the last four years, and it was designed to be used in national defense. The 250 meter flat deck will be used to carry 14 helicopters. It is not technically an aircraft carrier. That is because an aircraft carrier could be seen as a military vehicle meant for offensive, not defensive, campaigns.

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Japan is constitutionally not allowed to maintain an offensive military force, something that happened after World War II.

This ship comes on the heels of Hyuga, another, similar ship which was launched in 2011.

Izumo isn't quite long enough for regular take-off and landing, nor does it have any of the catches or catapults to send out a fighter. However, it could be able to accommodate vertical take-off and landing crafts in the future.

Japan says they have no plans to use it like an aircraft carrier.

(via Gizmodo Espanol!)