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Medium: Whatever You Do, Don’t Call This Ship an Aircraft Carrier

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Ise’s coat of arms—a cherry blossom, a red lion, the ship itself and two crossed sabers—is emblazoned on the floor of the wardroom. An unfurled scroll underneath reads “READINESS—EXPERTNESS—INTEGRITY.” Yes, the entire coat of arms is in English, without a word of Japanese. And yes, “expertness” is a real word.”

Whatever You Do, Don’t Call This Ship an Aircraft Carrier“, Medium, 7/18/14.

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