Empire of Japan
The Empire of Japan (大日本帝国/大日本帝國, Dai Nippon Teikoku, literally "Greater Japanese Empire") was a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, empire and world power that existed from the M...
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Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World, Is Sheer Perfection
It's hard to believe the Philippines are an under-appreciated tropical travel destination, especially with their extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and of course -- islands that are THIS beautiful....
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...
AMAZING: 'Lucky' Yamaguchi, The Man Who Survived Both The Hiroshima And Nagasaki Atomic Bombs
  Tsutomu Yamaguchi was a survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings during World War II. Although at least 160 people are known to have been affected by both bombings, he is the onl...
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 ...
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...
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.
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Late Tokugawa shogunate
Bakumatsu (幕末, bakumatsu, "Late Tokugawa Shogunate", literally "end of the military camp [government]") refers to the final years of the Edo period when the Tokugawa shogunate ended. Between 1...
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Meiji Restoration
The Meiji Restoration (明治維新, Meiji Ishin), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Renovation, Revolution, Reform, or Renewal, was a chain of events that restored practical imperial rule to Japan in 18...
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Boshin War
The Boshin War (戊辰戦争, Boshin Sensō, "War of the Year of the Yang Earth Dragon") was a civil war in Japan, fought from 1868 to 1869 between forces of the ruling Tokugawa shogunate and those see...
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Charter Oath
The Charter Oath (五箇条の御誓文, Gokajō no Goseimon, more literally, the Oath in Five Articles) was promulgated at the enthronement of Emperor Meiji of Japan on 7 April 1868. The Oath outlined the m...
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Meiji period
The Meiji period (明治時代, Meiji-jidai), also known as the Meiji era, is a Japanese era which extended from September 8, 1868 through July 30, 1912. This period represents the first half of the E...
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Government of Meiji Japan
The Government of Meiji Japan (明治政府 (Meiji seifu)) was the government that was formed by politicians of the Satsuma Domain, Chōshū Domain and Tenno in the 1860s. The Meiji government was the early...
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Meiji Constitution
The Constitution of the Empire of Japan (Kyūjitai: 大日本帝國憲法 Shinjitai: 大日本帝国憲法, Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kenpō), known informally as the Meiji Constitution (明治憲法, Meiji Kenpō), was the consti...
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Economic history of Japan
The economic history of Japan is most studied for the spectacular social and economic growth in the 1800s after the Meiji Restoration, when it became the first non-European power, and for the expansio...
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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...
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Taiwan under Japanese rule
Between 1895 and 1945, Taiwan (including the Pescadores) was a dependency of the Empire of Japan, after Qing China lost the First Sino-Japanese War to Japan and ceded Taiwan Province in the Treaty of ...
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Boxer Rebellion
The Boxer Rebellion, Boxer Uprising or Yihetuan Movement was an anti-imperialist uprising which took place in China towards the end of the Qing dynasty between 1899 and 1901. It was initiated by the M...
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Boxer Protocol
The Boxer Protocol was signed on September 7, 1901, between the Qing Empire of China and the Eight-Nation Alliance that had provided military forces (Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Ru...
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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...
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Korea under Japanese rule
Korea under Japanese rule is the culmination of a process that began with the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1876, whereby a complex coalition of Meiji government, military, and business officials sought to in...
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Taisho period
The Taishō period (大正時代, Taishō jidai), or Taishō era, is a period in the history of Japan dating from July 30, 1912, to December 25, 1926, coinciding with the reign of the Emperor Taishō. Th...
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Japan during World War I
Japan participated in World War I from 1914 to 1918 in an alliance with the Entente Powers and played an important role in securing the sea lanes in the South Pacific and Indian Oceans against the Imp...
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Racial Equality Proposal, 1919
The Racial Equality Proposal was a proposal put forward at the Paris Peace Conference by the Empire of Japan.
After the end of seclusion, Japan suffered unequal treaties and demanded equal status...
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Siberian Intervention
The Siberian Intervention (シベリア出兵, Shiberia Shuppei), or the Siberian Expedition, of 1918–1922 was the dispatch of troops of the Entente powers to the Russian Maritime Provinces as part of a l...
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