|Builder:||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki, Nagasaki|
|Laid down:||8 April 1993|
|Launched:||5 October 1994|
|Commissioned:||14 March 1996|
|Class & type:||Kongō-class destroyer|
|Length:||528.2 ft (161.0 m)|
|Beam:||68.9 ft (21.0 m)|
|Draft:||20.3 ft (6.2 m)|
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h)|
|NOLQ-2 intercept / jammer|
|Aircraft carried:||1 × SH-60K helicopter|
In January 2008, it was announced that Lockheed Martin received a US$40.4 million contract modification to provide Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMD) capability to the Myōkō, the third Kongō-class destroyer to be so equipped. 
In popular culture
The ship was featured in the 2012 American film Battleship, being commanded by Captain Yugi Nagata, in which it was destroyed by alien craft after trying to fight it in order to support the U.S. Navy destroyer USS John Paul Jones.
- "Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense to Third Japanese Destroyer". DefenceTalk.com. 2008-01-16. Archived from the original on 2008-01-17. Retrieved 2008-02-12.
- "Battleship - Yahoo Search Results". yahoo.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
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