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On the 7th of December 1941 (December 8 in the Philippines), a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. That attack made the U.S. to enter the second world war. The Philippines, as a U.S. ally, automatically got involved and the rest is history.
Japan lost and vowed to outlaw war as a means to settle international disputes as stated in Article 9 in their National Constitution.
Several decades of peace and technology took over, Japan now is the third largest economy in the world. It's also one of our biggest trading partners. In short, Japan recovered from the ashes of war and we Filipinos forgave them a long time ago.
In a twist of fate, Japan is currently our ally and even helping to modernize our armed forces. But I guess it's all about the country's survival since we both share a common threat, and that is China.
Last July, Japan lifted Article 9. Soon, they will become once again a military power. With their advance technology it's not hard to believe that they can build fighters, destroyers, submarines and of course, aircraft carrier. One that can match the U.S. like in the 40s.
But I pray that there'll be no more war or another Pearl Harbor attack but as the saying goes, "history repeats itself". Let's hope that our country will be ready when it happens again.