Military history of Japan
The military history of Japan is characterized by a long period of clan warfare until the 12th century AD, followed by feudal wars which sometimes culminated in a military government called a shogunat...
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Making $35,000 Bonsai Scissors
When it comes to Japanese craftsmanship, knives often get all the glory. But in the city of Sakai, where traditional metalwork goes back centuries, there is one man who has built his legacy on somethi...
Samurai Swordmaking
Samurai swordmaking video from the UK's National Museum of Arms and Armour and the Portland Art Museum
Ancient Legendary Origins of the Samurai
Hiroshi Ōshima, the former Japanese Ambassador to Germany, believed that the noble castes in Japan, the Daimyo and the Samurai, were descended from gods of celestial origin, which was similar to the N...
The Kamikaze Pilot Who Took His Wife On His Last Flight
Even though World War Two had come to an end, the story of a Japanese couple who met their death in a deliberate kamikaze suicide flight against Soviet troops has come to light and has been turned int...
Japan revisionists deny WW2 sex slave atrocities
Seventy years after the end of World War Two, the voices of revisionism in Japan are growing stronger and moving into the mainstream, particularly on the issue of comfort women, who were women forced ...
How to Make Ninja Squishy Balls!
Call them Yoshi eggs, Stress-balls, or Ninja Turtle squishies. Here’s how to turn party balloons and baking flour, into a custom set of superhero power balls.
The Remains Of Nearly 400 US Servicemen Killed At Pearl Harbor Are To Be Exhumed
The remains of nearly 400 US servicemen killed at Pearl Harbor are to be exhumed so they may be identified and given individual burials, the US says. The sailors and Marines were aboard the battleship...
4 Yoga Mudras/Asanas To Enhance Your Sexual Vitality.
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Inside Fukushima Nuclear Power plant's ground zero
The first robot to be sent into the radioactive reactor of Fukushima nuclear power plant has stalled just three hours into its mission. These incredible pictures offer the first glimpse into the melte...
Lt. Col. Robert Hite of 'Doolittle Tokyo Raiders' dead at 95
"Today he decided to go home and be with his wife," Wallace Hite said. Hite was among 80 men aboard 16 B-25 bombers whose mission was to strike Japan in April 1942. While the attack inflicted only sca...
Battlefields and bunkers: Exploring Okinawa's World War II history
With the exception of the march across the Philippine island of Luzon, the battle of Okinawa was the only major American land campaign in the Pacific during World War II. Launched on Easter Sunday, Ap...
Microsoft co-founder: I found sunken Japan battleship
A resarch team led by Microftsoft co-founder Paul Allen says it found a the Japanese battleship Musashi, which sunk off the Philippines during WWII.
U.S. Marines’ Portable Helicopters Were Too Crazy to Survive
Hiller Rotorcycles could fit inside an SUV — but weren’t fit for service
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Japanese martial arts
Japanese martial arts refer to the variety of martial arts native to the country of Japan. At least three Japanese terms are used interchangeably with the English phrase "Japanese martial arts". The u...
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Japanese castle
Japanese castles (城, shiro) were fortresses constructed primarily of wood and stone. They evolved from the wooden stockades of earlier centuries, and came into their best-known form in the 16t...
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Shogun
A shogun (将軍, shōgun, [ɕoːɡu͍ɴ], literally "military commander" or "general") was a hereditary military governor in Japan during the shogunate period from 1192 to 1867. In this period, the sho...
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Daimyo
The daimyo (大名, daimyō, pronounced  dai-myoh ) were the powerful feudal lords in pre-modern Japan who ruled most of the country from their vast, hereditary land holdings. In the term...
Daimyo - Wikipedia
Samurai
Samurai (侍) were the military nobility of medieval and early-modern Japan.In Japanese, they are usually referred to as bushi (武士, [bu.ɕi]) or buke (武家). According to translator William Sco...
Ninja
A ninja (忍者) or shinobi (忍び) was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination, and open combat in certa...
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Japanese battles
The following is a list of Japanese battles, organised by date.
Battle of Baekgang
The Battle of Baekgang, also known as Battle of Baekgang-gu or by the Japanese name Battle of Hakusukinoe (白村江の戦い Hakusuki-no-e no Tatakai or Hakusonkō no Tatakai), was a battle between Baekje restora...
Mongol invasions of Japan
The Mongol invasions of Japan (元寇, Genkō) of 1274 and 1281 were major military efforts undertaken by Kublai Khan to conquer the Japanese islands after the submission of Goryeo (Korea) to vassa...
Mongol invasions of Japan - Wikipedia
Battle of Nagashino
The Battle of Nagashino (長篠の戦い, Nagashino no Tatakai) took place in 1575 near Nagashino Castle (長篠城) on the plain of Shitaragahara (設楽原) in the Mikawa province (三河) of Japan. Forces under Take...
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Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598)
The Japanese invasions of Korea comprised two separate yet linked operations: an initial invasion in 1592, a brief truce in 1596, and a second invasion in 1597. The conflict ended by 1598 in a militar...
Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598) - Wikipedia
Battle of Sekigahara
The Battle of Sekigahara (Shinjitai: 関ヶ原の戦い; Kyūjitai: 關ヶ原の戰い, Sekigahara no Tatakai) was a decisive battle on October 21, 1600 (Keichō 5, 15th day of the 9th month) which cleared the path to ...
Battle of Sekigahara - Wikipedia
Tokugawa shogunate
The Tokugawa shogunate, also known as the Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) and the Edo bakufu (江戸幕府), was the last feudal Japanese military government which existed between 1603 and 1868. The heads of g...
Tokugawa shogunate - Wikipedia