A Look At Japan's Navy Today

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force today. High resolution image here.

Naval Analysis: The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force today

Following Japan's defeat in World War II, the Imperial Japanese Navy was dissolved by the Potsdam Declaration acceptance. Japan's 1947 Constitution was drawn up after the conclusion of the war, Article 9 specifying that "The Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as a means of settling international disputes." The prevalent view in Japan is that this article allows for military forces to be kept for the purposes of self-defense.

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WNU Editor: Here is an easy prediction. The Japanese navy is going to get bigger in the coming years.

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