The Japanese psyche to want to go to war cannot be erased despite the suffering from two atomic bombs and the humiliating defeat in the Second World War. Japan and the Japanese people are itching to want to don on their military uniforms to go to war around the world. They have amended their pacifist constitution that forbade them from conducting war outside Japan unless they were attacked. Abe and his militarist hawks have been rearming Japan and sending Japanese warships as a show of force in Asian seas. It is encouraging and promising to back up Asean countries to do battle with China.
The events that are happening in Japan, the revision of its pacifist constitution and the rearming of the Japanese military, the changing of the Self Defense Force into an Offensive military force is a repeat of what had happened before the Second World War, similar to the rise of Hitler’s Germany. The world is turning a blind eye to the military ambition of Japan.
A leopard does not change its spot. Japan is on a military path again, to want to engage in wars, to conduct wars. Watch out, Asia! In the name of maintaining peace, like the Americans, Japan is preparing for war by building up its military forces and weaponry. It is telling the Asean states that Japan is a reliable peace keeper despite its imperialist and colonial ambition in Asia. Can any country trust a murderer, a rapist, a looter of their country’s wealth? Singapore still has many exhibits and memorials of the vicious and barbaric crimes of Imperial Japan to remind the young and the tourists of what Japan did during the Second World War. The world would soon see the true nature and intent of Abe’s Japan. Warfare and war mongering is in the Japanese blood.