On Monday, Japan made history by deploying its biggest warship since World War II to support the U.S. Navy in the Korean Peninsula.
The historic move marks the first time Japan has been part of such an operation and accompanies a change in security laws.
The Izumo is a 19,800-ton helicopter destroyer that was commissioned in 2015 as part of the new “multi-mission” warships created to serve multiple purposes at sea.
The Japanese vessel is being sent to help supply the USS Carl Vinson amid rising tensions off of the Korean coast.
See footage of the historic vessel below.
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