Japan has always regarded the aircraft carrier as one of the most offensive of armaments.
A military man can scarcely pride himself on having smitten a sleeping enemy; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten.
Unless more efforts based upon long-range planning are put into military preparations and operations, it will be very hard to win the final victory.
It is like a disease to think that an invincible status has been achieved after being satisfied with the past successful operations.
If a war breaks out with the United States, the navy will have to put all its strength into interceptive operations, so... massive sea-borne supplies might be momentarily interrupted.
People who don't gamble aren't worth talking to.