Japan's "flat top Destroyer" reminds me very much of when the Royal Navy wasn't allowed to have any new aircraft carriers in the 1970's and so
purchased three "Through-Deck Cruisers", Invincible, Illustrious and Ark Royal.
Like those ships, it strikes me as not really possible to operate the F-35 from this ship due to its limited deck length.
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