Is Japan still a danger?
Japan is under provisions that prohibit them from having a military that is anything except very small and for self defense only.
Should these provisions be lifted?
- 5 months agoBest answer
The Japanese are good people by and large. However the cultural beliefs that caused them to turn into the monsters that they were during the mid 20th century still exist. In fact they remain very strong in certain factions of the population. Racism is common in Japan and non Japanese are seen as inferior. There are nationalist groups who would gladly go back to the imperialist ways.
Japan is more complicated than most people think. Unfortunately Millennials and Generation Z tend to see Japan in an idealized manner in part due to their infatuation with Japaname.
The provisions need to remain in place. If lifted, Japan would certainly not suddenly begin attacking its neighbors again but over time could develop into an aggressive nation, once again causing trouble in the Pacific.
The Japanese and the Koreans (both North and South) harbor great resentment and animosity for each other. This goes back before WWII but that era was by far the worse. A re-armed Japan might well rekindle the flames of the Korean War.
- Trump 2020Lv 75 months ago
No. They're not about to do anything that will bring on another devastating attack like WWII. Also, we are allies now, and we'll protect them from fat boy, so they don't really NEED a military buildup.
- JeffreyLv 75 months ago
Japan hasn't been a danger for more than 70 years.
- Phil TrumLv 65 months ago
Currently not a danger. Japan is the weakest, militarily, among all its closest neighbors: China today is not the China of the 1930's, nor is Korea. I don't think the leaders in Japan want a large military, they are content with the U.S. providing those services and footing the bill.
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- AnnLv 65 months ago
Gee, I wonder why?
- USAFisnumber1Lv 75 months ago
Japan is probably going to change its constitution so it can have a bigger military.
- hoarsemanLv 75 months ago
Somewhere's after Russia, China Iran , Syria , N Korea ------------------------ France , I'd say .