The Japanese high seas fleet in 2030

In the early 90s, as the world celebrated the end of East-West bipolarity with the collapse of the Soviet Union, Japan set out to develop a leading high seas fleet capable of defending all of the archipelago against a technologically advanced adversary. Did Japan anticipate China's dazzling transformation, and the threat it would pose to its security just 20 years later? Be that as it may, the High Seas Fleet of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces now occupies third place among the world's navies, sharing, behind the US Navy and the PLA, its podium with the Russian fleet, but far exceeding the…

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