Japan is getting aggressive in its dealing with China, to include statements by Japanese on Chinese soil. The Japanese have real guts to do so in a country that is irrational, supremacist and not having a transparent and just legal system. One cannot deny that if seen dispassionately, Japan was indeed challenging the western power. It is a different matter that it was only changing the masters of China from Caucasian to Asian. But in those days China had many masters.