Wall Street Journal Friday May 16 page 8:
"Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a significant step toward removing six-decade old constraints on Japan's military, a move that could enable Tokyo to play a greater security role in an increasingly tense East Asia...Majia here: the article ends by explaining that once a decision is made on the change in interpretation, a "cascade of changes to its defense-related laws" will follow.
...Abe said his government would kick of discussions to determine whether to change the interpretation of the constitution to permit the use of 'collective self-defense'... [end]
Militarism and war are most certainly rising in Asia.
Please see my previous post about Japan's nuclear weapons' capabilities in the context of its "collective self-defense" http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/hmmmjapans-collective-self-defense-is.html