No, if anything we should be encouraging it. More friendly forces to help stare down our enemies in the region. So long as South Korea and Japan play nice, I don't see it being a problem for us. China and North Korea are who we need to be worrying about in the pacific. <br>
I can see the concern. The US has been dedicating a lot of resources in Japan since WW II, so by the Japanese building up their self defense force, one would think it should decrease the amount of resources the US needs to provide in that theater. However, there is still a need to remain involved as a international partner in global security.
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