How did America destabilise Japan?
USA felt jealous of the increasing might of Japan. As a result, it began efforts to limit the naval modernisation and imperial expansion of Japan. In 1921, the American President Hardings convened the Washington Meeting for enforcing restrictions on the naval forces of world powers. Also, Hardings’s pressure tactics resulted in the withdrawal of a lot of advantages received by Japan after the First World War. Due to the aggressive foreign policies pursued by USA against Japan, the latter somehow moderated its stance between 1919 and 1930 and did not acquire any new colonial possessions.