Shōwa period
The Shōwa period (昭和時代, Shōwa jidai), or Shōwa era, is the period of Japanese history corresponding to the reign of the Shōwa Emperor, Hirohito, from December 25, 1926, through January 7, 1989...
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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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Mukden Incident
The Mukden Incident, also known as the Manchurian Incident, was a staged event engineered by Japanese military personnel as a pretext for the Japanese invasion of the northeastern part of China, known...
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Japanese nationalism
Japanese nationalism (国家主義, Kokka shugi) encompasses a broad range of ideas and sentiments harbored by the Japanese people over the last two centuries regarding their native country, its cultu...
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Statism in Showa Japan
Statism in Shōwa Japan (国家主義, Kokka Shugi) was a political syncretism of Japanese right-wing political ideologies, developed over a period of time from the Meiji Restoration. It is also someti...
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Militarism-Socialism in Showa Japan
Statism in Shōwa Japan (国家主義, Kokka Shugi) was a political syncretism of Japanese right-wing political ideologies, developed over a period of time from the Meiji Restoration. It is also someti...
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Second Sino-Japanese War
The Second Sino-Japanese War (July 7, 1937 – September 9, 1945), so named due to the First Sino-Japanese War of 1894–95, was a military conflict fought primarily between the Republic of Chi...
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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...
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Home front during World War II
The home front covers the activities of the civilians in a nation at war. World War II was a total war; homeland production became even more invaluable to both the Allied and Axis powers. Life on the ...
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Occupation of Japan
The Allied occupation of Japan at the end of World War II was led by Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, with support from the British Commonwealth. Unlike the occupation o...
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Post-occupation Japan
Post-occupation Japan is the period in Japanese history which started after the Allied occupation of Japan ended in 1952. Since that time, Japan has established itself as a global economic and politic...
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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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Soviet-Japanese War (1945)
The Soviet-Japanese War of 1945 (Russian: Советско-японская война) (Japanese: ソビエト戦争) within the Second World War began on August 9, 1945, with the Soviet invasion of the Japanese puppet state...
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Allied submarines in the Pacific War
Allied submarines were used extensively during the Pacific War and were a key contributor to the defeat of the Empire of Japan. During the war, submarines of the United States Navy were responsible fo...
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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...
Sino-German cooperation (1911-1941)
Cooperation between Germany and China was instrumental in modernizing the industry and the armed forces of the Republic of China prior to the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Republic of China, which suc...
Sino-German cooperation (1911-1941) - Wikipedia
Matsushiro Underground Imperial Headquarters
138°12′14″E / 36.545811°N 138.203931°E / 36.545811; 138.203931The Matsushiro Underground Imperial Headquarters (松代大本営跡, Matsushiro Daihon'ei Ato, lit. Matsushiro Imper...
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Japanese post-war economic miracle
The "economic miracle" is the name given to the historical phenomenon of Japan's record period of economic growth between post-World War II era to the end of Cold War. During the economic boom, Japan ...
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Empress Kōjun
Empress Kōjun (香淳皇后, Kōjun-kōgō), born Princess Nagako (良子女王, Nagako Joō, 6 March 1903 – 16 June 2000), was empress consort of Emperor Shōwa of Japan. She was the mother of the p...
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Shōwa Restoration
The Shōwa Restoration (昭和維新 shōwaishin) was promoted by Japanese author Kita Ikki, with the goal of restoring power to the newly enthroned Japanese Emperor Hirohito and abolishing the liberal Taishō d...
Uyoku dantai
Uyoku dantai (右翼団体, literally "right wing groups") are Japanese nationalist right-wing groups.In 1996 and 2013, the National Police Agency estimated that there are over 1,000 right wing groups in ...
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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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Kiyokata Kaburagi
Kiyokata Kaburagi (鏑木 清方, Kaburagi Kiyokata, August 31, 1878 – March 2, 1972) was the pseudonym of a Nihonga artist and the leading master of the "bijinga" genre in Taishō and Showa period Jap...
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Itō Shinsui
Shinsui Itō (Japanese: 伊東 深水; 4 February 1898 – 8 May 1972), was the pseudonym of a Nihonga painter and ukiyo-e woodblock print artist in Taishō and Shōwa period Japan. He was one of the grea...
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Shōwa Day
Shōwa Day (昭和の日, Shōwa no Hi) is a Japanese annual holiday held on April 29. It honors the birthday of the Shōwa Emperor (Hirohito), the reigning emperor from 1926 to 1989. The purpose of the ...