President Donald Trump referred to the country of Japan as a nation of 'Samurai Warriors'.
Trump questioned Japan’s decision not to shoot down the missiles when he met or spoke by phone with leaders from Southeast Asian countries over recent months to discuss how to respond to the threats from North Korea, the sources said. The U.S. president said he could not understand why a country of samurai warriors did not shoot down the missiles, the sources said.
Japan says that the missiles were not going to hit the island.
However, the Self-Defense Forces did not try to intercept the missiles, with the government saying the SDF had monitored the rockets from launch and judged they would not land on Japanese territory.
Following World War 2, the Japanese Constitution was made by American occupiers. The Constitution enshrines pacifism. Trump's reckless language ('country of samurai warriors') counters 70-years of American efforts to keep Japan pacifist.