Here’s a video of the helicopter destroyer Ise being commissioned late last year. Ise was the second of two ships of the Hyuga-class. Lot of confetti there.

The modern Hyuga and Ise are named after the Ise-class World War II hybrid battleship-seaplane carriers.

Original Ise. Photo via the awesome Combinedfleet.com. Looks like a Hasegawa box cover.

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A contributor and editor at the blog War Is Boring, Kyle Mizokami started Japan Security Watch in 2010 to further understand Japan's defenses and security policy.
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