This 10 August 2018 video says about itself:
Japan to build its first SUPERCARRIER the largest and most advanced in the world
Japan is proposing to develop its first aircraft carriers.
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF) largest warship, the so-called helicopter destroyer JS Izumo, the lead ship of the Izumo-class, along with its sister ship, JS Kaga, have already been designed to operate short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) fighters such as Lockheed Martin’s F-35B.
Meanwhile, Fukushima clean-up delayed again in Japan.
From Al Jazeera:
Japan to send warship, aircraft to Middle East …
Under the plan, a helicopter-equipped destroyer and two P-3C patrol planes will be dispatched …
If there are any emergencies, a special order would be issued by the Japanese defence minister to allow the forces to use weapons to protect ships in danger. …
The Japanese government aims to start the operation of the patrol planes next month, while the destroyer will likely begin activities in the region in February, a defence ministry official said.
A European operation … will also get underway next month when a French warship starts patrolling there.
The Abe administration is using the deployment as another opportunity to further its militarist agenda. While Article 9 of Japan’s post-World War II constitution, known as the pacifist clause, legally bars Japanese governments from maintaining a standing military or deploying it overseas, Tokyo has for decades used “reinterpretations” to allow Japan to operate the Self-Defense Forces (SDF), the formal name of Japan’s military: here.