The Republic of Korea Navy has made itself one of the most notable navies in the region. Challenges and issues still exist, but there are important areas in which it and the capable Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force can cooperate in the future.
"The Emerging Republic of Korea Navy—A Japanese Perspective,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 63
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol63/iss2/4