In a way, Japan is like both England and New Zealand. They are all islands off the coast of a continent, most of the countries therein not really liking them (see France for england, korea for Japan, Australia for New Zealand) because they both could charm the pants off any of their women and kick their bums in a duel. (yob vs. frenchman. Samurai vs. some kung-fu guy. maramite
All three had an Empire.
Both rock. More than rocks.