China and Japan, long time rivals who represent the second and third largest economies in the world, are seeing tensions rising. Tensions have been rising for a while now between the two countries caused by an increase in the Japanese military, a rewriting of the Japanese constitution, arguments of islands in the East China Sea, and a controversial trip mad by Abe to the Yasukuni Shrine.
Things seem to be hotter than usual as there are huge anti Japanese sentiments in China and vice versa. Although Abe may seem like a trouble maker with some of his comments he has said, “Japan has sworn an oath to never again wage a war”. As calming and reassuring as his statement is, there are military buildups happening on both sides every day, and it only takes one incident to ignite the fire.