Rising Military Might

Its military may be called the Japan Self-Defense Force, but it rivals the size and power of the army of Great Britain—and may soon be far mightier.

“The Japanese people forever renounce war.” This statement is the foundation of the famous Article 9 in the Constitution Japan adopted in 1947.

During World War II, the Empire of Japan conquered much of Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific. As it did so, the nation descended into an appalling state of fanaticism and cruelty, and it authored some of the worst brutality in mankind’s history. The war crimes were so extreme that even Nazi soldiers stationed in Asia are on record expressing their shock.

Read more at “Land of the Rising Military Might”

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