Up to the 19th Century, Japan’s islands were difficult for outsiders to reach, a fact which helped, in part, to shape the Japanese’ attitude towards foreigners. Japan has now evolved into a nation with the world’s third-largest economy, after achieving remarkable growth following the devastating effects of WWII. It’s home to the world’s largest urban metropolis, multi-sensory entertainment and technology, ancient tradition and a deep rooted culture. In spite of all this, Japan’s relationships with its neighbours are still fraught due to the legacy of its actions before and during WWII.