The recently commissioned JS Hyuga—a multirole, through-deck, helicopter-carrying destroyer— is the product of a Japanese naval concept that originated in the early postwar years, in the framework of the new constitution and the U.S.-Japanese alliance.
"A New Carrier Race?,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 64
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol64/iss3/4