It is amazing how time changes things. After WWII Japan was on of the countries that had it worst. The magnitude of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the other war atrocities committed by the Imperial Japanese Army were so devastating that even after a humiliating defeat at the hands of the U.S. Navy-Marine team, and a surrender ceremony aboard a U.S. Navy ship, Japan wasn’t even allowed to have a proper organized army.
Deprived of any military capability, it had only the U.S. occupation forces and a minor domestic police force to rely on for security after the armistice of 1945. But times have changed. Japan is now an important and trusted partner of democratic forces around the world. That, and the threat posed by the rise of China, has changed the attitudes of its citizens who are responsible for the unilateral renunciation of all military capabilities. Just watch this action between U.S. Army Soldiers from Bravo Company 2-27th and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members training and competing on a close combat marksmanship firing range.
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