China's aggressive military stance and incursion to claim territory has militarised the region and it is becoming a threat to peace. Japan re-arming, so to say, is but a natural reaction, but it will also soothe and yet alarm the Nations that had been under Japanese occupation in WWII. However, since Japan is closely allied to the US, the apprehensions will be mellowed. It is also unfortunate that China's unnecessary aggressive actions in the area is acting as a catalyst for Japan jettisoning its pacifist Constitution. China must have the good sense to realise that her pursuit for hegemonic acquisitions is most unfounded and dangerous.