Reverse (Ribasu) Details: Drama: Reverse Romaji: Ribasu Japanese: リバース Director: Ayuko Tsukahara, Takeyoshi Yamamoto, Y. The "Reverse Course" and Japan's Emergence as a Key U.S. Ally The initial goals of the U.S. occupation were to demilitarize and democratize Japan and help it regain basic economic functions in order to be self-sufficient. Beyond that, Japan was of little interest to the United States. The onset of the Cold War altered U.S. 15 Jan Once the tourism relationship between Australia and Japan was Japanese visiting Aussie beaches, playing golf and hugging koalas, but now it's Aussies slaloming down Japanese ski runs. And it's all down to economics.