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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2018 10:22 p.m. PST

…Sincé WW2

"For the first time in 70 years, Japan is rebuilding its military. And with tensions on the rise in the Pacific, the U.S. could be forced into a war.

After Japan was defeated in World War II, the country was forced to disarm and swear off military capability, outside of self-defense, ever again. Over time, that pacifism became part of the Japanese psyche. But with nationalism on the rise around the world, Japan hasn't been immune to the political tide.

In recent years, China has been amping up tensions with the U.S. and its allies by claiming, constructing, and militarizing islands in the nearby South China Sea. And with the looming threat from North Korea, Japanese nationalists are getting ready to protect their country…"
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2018 10:35 p.m. PST

This is no longer the aftermath of WW2. Roles have changed immensely since then in Asia.

So maybe it's time Japan made some serious changes to its constitution and its military. If Germany has been allowed to operate militarily again as a sovereign nation, so should Japan.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2018 10:21 a.m. PST

Wonder to know what's the opinión of a WW2 veteran… (smile)


StarCruiser16 Mar 2018 4:10 p.m. PST

Japan's (and Germany's) culture is quite different today, than it was 70+ years ago.

That whole "Bushido" thing is kinda dead now…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2018 11:49 a.m. PST

Are you sure?….


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