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Typhoon forces Britain and Japan to cancel historic beach landing drill

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By Tim Kelly

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The Imperial Japanese Navy was modeled after the British Royal Navy in the late 1800s as it was deemed the "best" navy in the world at the time. Royal Navy advisors assisted the new Meiji Government in the creation. Japan purchased British made warships before developing it's own ability, and the JNS Mikasa, flagship of Admiral Heihachiro Togo's fleet that decimated the Russian Baltic Fleet at the battle of Tsushima was built in Vickers. It is now on display in Yokosuka not far from the US 7th Fleet Command. Britain and Japan signed the Anglo-Japanese Alliance of 1902 and remained allies throughout the Russo-Japanese War of 1904/1905 as well WWI. So yes, there is a lot of UK-JPN naval history before WWII.

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Well our old friend the British did assist us in developing the biggest Naval presence in Asia during the WWII.

Are you saying Japan is now returning the favour? :-)

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Well our old friend the British did assist us in developing the biggest Naval presence in Asia during the WWII.

There could be something to this comment. My history is not deep enough to be sure.

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Well our old friend the British did assist us in developing the biggest Naval presence in Asia during the WWII.

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Dear North Korea, invading during a Typhoon your best chance of success. Instead of 0% it raises to 0.025%.

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Even without the typhoon it is probably way too hot to conduct such an exercise, so they may actually be glad of the excuse to cancel.

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