Hitler declared the Chinese and Japanese people were honorary Aryans, speaking highly of both cultures in 1936. Racism towards other races existed under Nazi rule, with Jews and others persecuted systematically.
. Hitler was impressed by Japan’s militaristic culture and its aggressive expansionism in the 1930s. However, he later had a change of heart when Japan invaded China and then Southeast Asia.
Hitler became convinced that Japan was a threat to world peace and ultimately decided to launch World War II in order to defeat them.