"Japan’s amphibious force is more suited to humanitarian assistance/disaster relief"
Grant Newsham published a piece in Asia Times entitled, "Japan’s amphibious force still well outdistanced by China rival." Mr. Newsham makes the point that the new Izumo class destroyer, Kago, recently commissioned. is far better suited to disaster operations and that Japan's recent development of its own amphibious capability pale by comparison to that created by China.
Grant Newsham is a Risk Mitigation Advisor and the CEO of its affiliated "3rd Rail" non-profit.