Naval history of Japan
The naval history of Japan can be said to begin in early interactions with states on the Asian continent in the early centuries of the 1st millennium, reaching a pre-modern peak of activity during the...
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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...
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...
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.
Naval history of Japan
The Glorious Imperial Japanese Navy.
Mongol invasions of Japan
The Mongols sent a large amphibious force at Takata Bay. At first were victorious but a typhoon named Kamikaze destroyed their fleet.
Battle of Midway - Video
The Battle of Midway Documentary.
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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...
Battle of Dan-no-ura
The battle of Dan-no-ura (壇ノ浦の戦い, Dan-no-ura no tatakai) was a major sea battle of the Genpei War, occurring at Dan-no-ura, in the Shimonoseki Strait off the southern tip of Honshū. On March 2...
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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
Wokou (Chinese: 倭寇; pinyin: Wōkòu; Japanese: わこう Wakō; Korean: 왜구 Waegu), which literally translates to "Japanese pirates" or "dwarf pirates", were pirates who raided the coastlines of China, ...
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Nanban trade period
The Nanban trade (南蛮貿易, Nanban bōeki, "Southern barbarian trade") or the Nanban trade period (南蛮貿易時代, Nanban bōeki jidai, "Southern barbarian trade period") in the history of Japan ext...
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Red seal ships
Red-seal ships (朱印船, Shuinsen) were Japanese armed merchant sailing ships bound for Southeast Asian ports with a red-sealed letter patent issued by the early Tokugawa shogunate in the first ha...
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Sakoku (鎖国, "locked country") was the foreign relations policy of Japan under which no foreigner could enter nor could any Japanese leave the country on penalty of death. The policy was enacted b...
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Black Ships
The Black Ships (in Japanese, 黒船, kurofune, Edo Period term) was the name given to Western vessels arriving in Japan in the 16th and 19th centuries.In 1543 Portuguese initiated the first contacts, est...
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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...
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Battles of the Imperial Japanese Navy
The following are some of the battles of the Imperial Japanese Navy:
Battle of Tsushima
The Battle of Tsushima (Russian: Цусимское сражение, Tsusimskoye srazheniye), commonly known as the “Sea of Japan Naval Battle” (Japanese: 日本海海戦, nihonkai-kaisen) in Japan and the “Battle of Tsush...
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Imperial Japanese Navy of World War II
The Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II, at the beginning of the Pacific War in December 1941, was the third most powerful navy in the world. During the first years of the war the Imperial Japanese...
Imperial Japanese Navy of World War II - Wikipedia
Purple (cipher machine)
In the history of cryptography, 97-shiki ōbun inji-ki (九七式欧文印字機, "System 97 Printing Machine for European Characters") or Angōki B-kata (暗号機B型, "Type B Cipher Machine"), codenamed Purple by th...
Purple (cipher machine) - Wikipedia
Attack on Pearl Harbor
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (Dece...
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Battle of Midway
The Battle of Midway was a crucial and decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, and one month aft...
Battle of Midway - Wikipedia
The Kamikaze (神風, [kamikaꜜze]; "Divine" or "spirit wind"), officially Tokubetsu Kōgekitai (特別攻撃隊, "Special Attack Unit"), abbreviated as Tokkō Tai (特攻隊), and used as a verb as Tokkō...
Allied naval bombardments of Japan during World War II
During the last weeks of World War II, warships of the United States Navy, British Royal Navy, and the Royal New Zealand Navy bombarded several cities and industrial facilities in Japan. Most of these...
Allied naval bombardments of Japan during World War II - Wikipedia
Japanese Navy
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (海上自衛隊, Kaijō Jieitai), or JMSDF, is the naval branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, tasked with the naval defense of Japan. It was formed following th...
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Japanese destroyer Hanazuki
Hanazuki (花月) was an Akizuki-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Her name means "(another name of) March". In June 1947, Hanazuki was turned over to United States as "DD-934", and was ...
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