But if it's aggression you're pondering let's go back 83 years before
Japan wanted very little to do with the outside world and was happy
to be self-contained.
Then lo and behold the US Navy sailed into Tokyo Bay with a fleet
of battle ships and demanded that Japan start trading with the USA
'or we'll blast you to kingdom come'.
Perhaps the Japs couldn't bring it into their oriental hearts to forget
this act of diplomacy.