On a related note, while we wait from South Korea to finish its work on whether or not to go down its own embarked F-35B route - there's been no news since they announced the review last year - this interesting quote came up recently..
"The US Pacific marine commander also observed that the ROKS Dokdo and the ROKS Marado, large amphibious attack vessels in the South Korean navy categorized as “landing platform helicopters,” (LPH) had been designed to carry the Marineon helicopters and suggested that US F-35B stealth fighters could also land on these ships during future training operations. If the ROK and US Marines continue to develop their ability to train and operate together, Craparotta said, there’s no reason why US Marine Corps F-35B fighters couldn’t land on those ships in the future."
Whole article here - Pacific commander of US Marines says it deployed 14 aircraft to S. Korea for joint exercises
PLAN brass will just love it when there's a US LHD, a Dokdo and an Izumo loaded with F-35Bs wherever they like in the Pacific. Yep, they'll love it.