Military history of Japan during World War II
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...
Military history of Japan during World War II - Wikipedia
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 ...
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...
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First Sino-Japanese War
The First Sino-Japanese War (1 August 1894 – 17 April 1895) was fought between Qing dynasty China and Meiji Japan, primarily over control of Korea. After more than six months of unbroken successe...
First Sino-Japanese War - Wikipedia
Japanese invasion of Taiwan (1895)
The Japanese invasion of Taiwan (Chinese: 乙未戰爭; Japanese: 乙未戦争) (May–October 1895) was a conflict between the Empire of Japan and the armed forces of the short-lived Republic of Formosa follow...
Japanese invasion of Taiwan (1895) - Wikipedia
Russo-Japanese War
The Russo-Japanese War (8 February 1904 – 5 September 1905) was "the first great war of the 20th century." It grew out of rival imperial ambitions of the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan ov...
Russo-Japanese War - Wikipedia
Pacific War
The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theatre of World War II which was fought in the Pacific and East Asia. It was fought over a vast area which included the Pacific Ocean a...
Pacific War - Wikipedia
Development of Japanese tanks in World War II
The Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) initially purchased foreign tanks for evaluation during World War I, and began developing its own indigenous designs during the late 1920s. Due to the war with China,...
Development of Japanese tanks in World War II - Wikipedia
Japanese occupation of Hong Kong
The Japanese occupation of Hong Kong (香港日治時期) began when the Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Mark Young, surrendered the British Crown colony of Hong Kong to Imperial Japan on 25 December 1941. T...
Japanese occupation of Hong Kong - Wikipedia
Imperial Japanese Army
The Imperial Japanese Army (IJA; Kyūjitai: 大日本帝國陸軍, Shinjitai: 大日本帝国陸軍, Romaji: Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun) literally "Army of the Greater Japanese Empire", was the official ground-based armed force o...
Imperial Japanese Army - Wikipedia
Imperial Japanese Navy
The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) (Kyūjitai: 大日本帝國海軍 Shinjitai: 大日本帝国海軍  Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kaigun  or 日本海軍 Nippon Kaigun, literally "Navy of the Great Japanese Empire") was the navy of the E...
Imperial Japanese Navy - Wikipedia
Japanese occupation of Indonesia
The Japanese Empire occupied the Dutch East Indies, modern Indonesia, during World War II from March 1942 until after the end of the War in 1945. The period was one of the most critical in Indonesian ...
Japanese occupation of Indonesia - Wikipedia
Japanese war crimes
Japanese war crimes occurred in many Asian and Pacific countries during the period of Japanese imperialism, primarily during the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II. Some of the incidents have a...
Japanese war crimes - Wikipedia
MV Mamutu
MV Mamutu was an Australian merchant ship built in Hong Kong in 1938, was of 300 tons gross, 113 feet in length, and had a beam of 25 feet. She operated on the Inter-Island trade route for Burns Philp...
MV Mamutu - Wikipedia
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 ...