posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 12:54 PM
Besides which, Japan already effectively has a big carrier, the USS George Washington at 100,000 tons plus the LHD-6 Bonhomme Richard at 40,500 tons &
all their support ships. Those aren't there because there's no room in San Diego. The US also recently changed emphasis to the Pacific Fleet
stationing Navy ships at a 60:40 ratio on the West Coast--also no accident.
I would think Japan is watching the US military capability very carefully, what with the Navy saying they might have to mothball two CVNs because of
this sequeseration stuff. As a practical matter, if the US can no longer defend Japan, they will have no choice but to pick up the slack.