Pacific World War II with Imperial Japan; and accounts of Lt. Bush's rescue & Mitsuo Fuchida's redemption "From Pearl Harbor to Calvary" - American Minute with Bill Federer
This all changed with the 1929 Stock Market Crash and Great Depression, which had global repercussions.
Exports from Japan to America and other Western nations dramatically dropped off, causing a financial crisis. This worldwide economic panic allowed Stalin to seize more power in Russia, Hitler in Germany, and Mussolini in Italy.
Similarly, Shōwa Emperor Hirohito and his generals, inspired by a resurgence of the nationalist spirit of the samurai, centralized power into a Japanese totalitarian, militaristic state.