Japan is at an inflection point. Depending on how particular peoples and nations view this enigmatic country, it now either is turning away from rightly enforced demilitarization and back toward the more martial and expansionist policies of its past, or is working to become a security provider concomitant with its economic power.
"A Military History of Japan: From the Age of the Samurai to the 21st Century, by John T. Kuehn,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 70
, Article 16.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol70/iss3/16