doglover: They've also got the SDF, which is just an ordinary military with a different name.
Abe Vigoda's Ghost: James!: I think we can trust the Japanese with a military at this point. It's been 70 years.[istenbizony.hu image 600x452][bbsimg.ngfiles.com image 369x306][thedingleberry.files.wordpress.com image 600x824][thechive.files.wordpress.com image 500x375]
dbirchall: HotWingConspiracy: I just read that Chinese military scholars have decided they might actually own Okinawa, that might have something to do with it.Being called "Chinese" is probably the only thing Okinawans would like even less than being called "Japanese."
red5ish: Anywhere else, the Hyuga would be classed as a "light aircraft carrier", but because of sensitivities over the constitution, Japan's government has designated it a "destroyer".
WelldeadLink: gnosis301: Please build the Yamato. I want to see a giant laser before I die.They already built the Yamato. You're referring to accessorizing the Yamato.
Lundah: Yes, yes, and the reunification of Germany was supposed to bring about the second-coming of Hitler, remember?
Arkanaut: doglover: dittybopper: /I thought Japan already had a professional Navy.They do. Ours.They've also got the SDF, which is just an ordinary military with a different name.Um, the Japan Maritime SDF is considered one of the most powerful navies in the world, possibly second only to the USN, and has been for at least the last couple of decades. They're one of the few countries that we sell the Aegis system to, which enables them to be a true blue-water navy.
James!: I think we can trust the Japanese with a military at this point. It's been 70 years.
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