Agreed. I think as generations pass and institutional and historical knowledge fade we are moving past World War II. That is to not condone them for the behavior rather but they have acknowledged it and paid the price for it. But now for their sake and our sake and the sake of the entire Pacific, we all need to band together to protect ourselves against the potential China threat.The Japanese atrocities during WWII....I shudder even now. Today's reality is we need Japan as much as they need us and anyone who can't see China as a long term threat, be it militarily, economic, or cyber, is badly mistaken.
Stand up the Marines, sell them F-35's, let them build "helicopter destroyers" or whatever, this is a good thing.