Japan reacted by attacking the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, which brought America into the war and united the Asian and European theatres of the war.
The war culminated with America dropping two nuclear weapons on Japanese cities.
It was an assertion the western powers rejected, (although they used Australian prime minister as the mouth piece of the anti-equality campaign.) Embittered, the Japanese became more hostile to the western powers, who in turn reacted by trying to constrain Japan's rise.
This led to European sanctions, support for China in their resistance to Japanese invasion and an American led oil embargo.
At the end of the 18th century; however, all people in Australia appeared to be hunter gatherers.
In 1788, change came when the British decided that Australia would make a great place to dump criminals.
Japanese invasions of Korea, China and Taiwan soon followed.
Actual evidence of occupation only dates back 30,000 years.
Whereas agriculture commenced in China around 9,000 years ago, it wasn’t until 400 BC that agriculture developed in Japan.
The Emperor and the general population seemed to appreciate change and the benefits brought by trade.
European and America customs became highly fashionable as the Japanese modelled themselves on the west.