Japan may not have a choice. If a dimmycrat is elected to the White House the US may just pull out of Asia and let the Chinese have it, least the shipment of Walmart products stop. Japan may need to re-arm to keep her independence. Signs to watch out for: 1) They re-name their navy to the “Imperial Navy” rather than the Maritime self defence force. Or 2) When they launch a carrier.
We should’ve remilitarized Japan as soon as Mao took absolute control of Mainland China. For whatever atrocities the Japanese committed upwards of 70 years ago, the Red Chinese have already outpaced them in their sheer oppression and untold murders we’ll never know about.