Japan's military evolution in the face of China's growth

Japan's military evolution in the face of China's growth
Japan's military evolution in the face of China's growth

Japan's military evolution in the face of China's growth

After World War II, Japan vowed to never again pursue its imperial ambitions. 40 years on, Japan is at cultural crossroads, and its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is determined to normalize the country. In July of last year, Abe announced the birth of the Japanese arms trade, freeing up domestic manufacturers to cash in on Japan’s status as the 6th largest military spender in the world. We talk with Dr. Andrew Oros, an associate professor of political science and international studies at Washington College, about what Japan’s new venture means for the region. (Photo: Flickr/U.S. Pacific Command)