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Presence and Credibility: Homeporting the USS Midway at Yokosuka

Presence and Credibility: Homeporting the USS Midway at Yokosuka 51 Presence and Credibility: Homeporting the USS Midway at Yokosuka Kotani Tetsuo Ocean Policy Research Foundation, Tokyo If the U.S. wants Japan’s opinion as to whether the U.S. should base a carrier in Japan or not, or wants Japan’s agreement, the Prime Minister authorized me to say Japan would support the U.S. plan.—Funada Naka, Speaker of Japan’s House of Representatives 1 Yokosuka, located at the mouth of Tokyo Bay, is the only foreign port at which the U.S. Navy has homeported its aircraft carriers. The USS Mid- way (CV 41), which arrived in 1973, was the first to be based there. The American carrier strike group at Yokosuka remains an integral part of Japan’s national security system and a contributor to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. 2 Tokyo and Washington jointly announced in October 2005 that a Nimitz -class nuclear-powered carrier would replace the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), the last conventionally powered carrier of the U.S. Navy, and the USS George Washington (CVN-73) did so in Sep- tember 2008. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the strategic significance of the carrier deployment at Yokosuka during the Cold War by reconstructing the history of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American-East Asian Relations Brill

Presence and Credibility: Homeporting the USS Midway at Yokosuka

Journal of American-East Asian Relations , Volume 15 (1-2): 51 – Jan 1, 2008

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Brill
Copyright
© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1058-3947
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1876-5610
DOI
10.1163/187656108793645798
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51 Presence and Credibility: Homeporting the USS Midway at Yokosuka Kotani Tetsuo Ocean Policy Research Foundation, Tokyo If the U.S. wants Japan’s opinion as to whether the U.S. should base a carrier in Japan or not, or wants Japan’s agreement, the Prime Minister authorized me to say Japan would support the U.S. plan.—Funada Naka, Speaker of Japan’s House of Representatives 1 Yokosuka, located at the mouth of Tokyo Bay, is the only foreign port at which the U.S. Navy has homeported its aircraft carriers. The USS Mid- way (CV 41), which arrived in 1973, was the first to be based there. The American carrier strike group at Yokosuka remains an integral part of Japan’s national security system and a contributor to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. 2 Tokyo and Washington jointly announced in October 2005 that a Nimitz -class nuclear-powered carrier would replace the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), the last conventionally powered carrier of the U.S. Navy, and the USS George Washington (CVN-73) did so in Sep- tember 2008. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the strategic significance of the carrier deployment at Yokosuka during the Cold War by reconstructing the history of

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Published: Jan 1, 2008

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