Your friend asks you why during its imperial period, Japan so actively sought to claim foreign lands. What would your answer most likely be?
Japanese people wanted to expand their colonial empire that’s why they sought to conquer foreign lands, to rule and control other geographic locations and build a major advantage for them. They wanted to influence a lot of foreign lands with their culture and traditions because they have this belief that Japan is the supreme power of all the lands.
Japan had few natural resources and needed to get them from elsewhere.
Among the other choices, this is the statement that most likely explains why Japan so actively sought to claim foreign lands during its imperial period.