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  Joint Study of the Sino-Japanese War: Summary of January 2000 Meeting
The Japanese were reluctant to confront their Chinese colleagues on this issue, though one Japanese scholar grumbled openly at the continuing reiteration of the Chinese position.
Japanese Pan-Asianism, which was influential in the army and which saw it as its task to bring about a modern Asia free from Western domination under Japanese guidance, did seek to keep China divided and prevent the emergence of a centralized Chinese nation-state.
Japanese participants, on the other hand, noted that the Japanese forces in China remained undefeated at war's end and Western scholars present noted that the Sino-Japanese war had little impact on the outcome of the war in the Pacific.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~asiactr/sino-japanese/2004summary.htm   (2206 words)

  
 DIPLOMATIC BACKGROUND OF THE PEARL HARBOR ATTACK
The lawless acts of the Japanese military in carrying forward the invasion was a disgusting and degrading episode of rape, theft, and murder.
The Japanese were out with force in collaboration with Hitler to establish a new world order, and they thought they had the power to compel all peaceful nations to come in under that new order in the half of the world they had arrogated to themselves.
Japanese merchant vessels operating in the Atlantic Ocean were suddenly recalled; restrictions were imposed upon travel in Japan; strict censorship of mails and communications was effected; and conditions were generally imposed throughout the Empire presaging a major military effort.
www.ibiblio.org /pha/pha/congress/part_1.html   (13875 words)

  
 Imperial Japanese Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
During the Meiji Restoration, the military forces loyal to the Emperor were samurai drawn primarily from the loyalist feudal domains of Satsuma and Choshu.
Action by the military, largely independent of the civilian leadership, led to the invasion of Manchuria in 1931; and the subsequent Second Sino-Japanese War and Pacific War.
Japanese nationalism meant that the military was built around a concept of the time period: a Rich Country has a Strong Military.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Imperial_Japanese_Army   (2166 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Japanese military eyes missile threat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's military is undergoing a major transformation to give it more government clout and a bigger role in international peacekeeping while aligning it more closely with U.S. forces, a government report said Tuesday.
The realignment, the result of years of negotiations, involves a streamlining of the U.S. military in Japan — including the transfer of some 8,000 Marines off the southern island of Okinawa to the U.S. territory of Guam.
Japanese troops support anti-terror operations in Afghanistan and have served in non-combat operations in Iraq.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2006-08-01-japan-military_x.htm?csp=34   (635 words)

  
 Japan Extends Iraq Military Mission
The extension allows Japanese troops to stay in Iraq until Dec. 14, 2006, but the government is still free to withdraw them before that date.
Japanese cargo planes are also flying support missions in the Middle East.
Japanese military action is strictly limited under the country's U.S.-drafted 1947 constitution, which bans Japan from offensive military action.
www.military.com /NewsContent/0,13319,82351,00.html   (871 words)

  
 MilitaryItems.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Japanese soldiers took their family swords to battle with them, in very much the same way the shogun did hundreds of years before.
Japanese military items are not as readily available as items from other countries.
Part of the reason is the fact that the Japanese did not have a great abundance of resources their military items are not as well built as those produced by the Germans.
quanonline.com /military/military_reference/japanese/japanese.html   (1372 words)

  
 Allan Topol: The Resurgence of Japanese Militarism
Another one is the visit of the Japanese Prime Minister to the Yasukuni Shrine war memorial, which was popularly viewed as showing deference to the military.
A third has been statements from some in Tokyo that the Japanese military did not behave as badly in China as has been popularly believed and that in any event that is all in the past.
If we assume that the march toward an enhanced military in Japan is likely, that raises the question of whether it should be encouraged or discouraged by the United States.
www.military.com /NewContent/0,13190,Topol_122303,00.html   (1128 words)

  
 Japanese military flags
Graham is correct in noting that both the army and the navy had a version of the Rising sun flag (Hinomaru) with rays; the naval version was off-set, with the red sun closer to the lanyard side, while the army's version (which was part of the regimental colors) was more centered.
Anyone who has tried to draw the Japanese naval ensign will know that the 32 rays placed at 11.25degree intervals will not fit correctly (ie with rays at the corners) into a flag of 2:3.
The triangular pennant is in ratio between 1:40 and 1:90, with the hoist part in ratio 2:3, containing a simplified variant of the naval ensign - the sun disk being in its center, with diameter half the hoist size.
flagspot.net /flags/jp^.html   (726 words)

  
 chez Nadezhda :: Sheathed Sword: Military Restraint and Japanese Security Policy
Berger also distinguishes the Japanese experience from that of another defeated Axis power, Germany, by noting the degree to which the Japanese military as an institution, rather than virulent nationalist ideology, was blamed for the horror of war.
The Japanese Defense Agency itself is disadvantaged and marginalized within the government; civilian control over the military is so absolute that, in the estimation of Peter Katzenstein, absent some form of “domestic political revolution” the development of any “autonomous and powerful military establishment” will remain impossible for the forseeable future.
The stunning success of the American military against the Iraqi army in Operation Desert Storm was no less shocking for the torrent of criticism that was unleashed afterwards towards the Japanese for failing to come to the support of their ally.
cheznadezhda.blogharbor.com /blog/_archives/2004/12/9/201247.html   (4953 words)

  
 JAPANESE MILITARY FROM 1945-2005
This site will cover the rise of the Japanese military from the ashes of defeat at the hands of the US military, to its modern place in the international community.
The Japanese Self -Defense Force is the modern name for the Japanese military.
Japan was seen by Japanese and American policymakers alike as a bastion against Communism in Asia, and the SDF was supposed to protect not only Japan's capitalist industries, but also the safety of Japan's strategic geographical position.
members.tripod.com /amarreynolds   (521 words)

  
 JAPANESE MILITARY SWORDS II
Japanese cavalry sabers, introduced in the late 19th Century, have machine made blades with serial numbers on the ricasso and will commonly have arsenal stamps on the guard.
The basic army design is the same as the Japanese diplomatic sword.
The Army court swords have a dragonfly on the pommel.
home.earthlink.net /~steinrl/civilian.htm   (608 words)

  
 Research Tools for Military History
However, high-quality online bibliographic guides to modern Japanese military affairs are difficult to find on the internet: searches for military-related websites produce everything from condemnations of war atrocities carried out by the military to personal homepages of die-cast model makers.
Events and occurances included in the timeline are imperial political affairs (international and domestic) deemed important to military affairs; events related to war leadership, military organization, and individuals; Army and Navy campaigns and movements; and the leaderships, campaigns, and movements of opponent countries.
This is a textbook published in 1943 for teaching Japanese to American solidiers; its author, Yukuo Uyehara, was an Assistant Professor of Japanese at the University of Hawaii.
www.columbia.edu /~hds2/BIB95/00military_pennington.htm   (2604 words)

  
 JAPANESE MILITARY SWORDS - I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
By 1945, there were numerous "desperation" end of war varieties of shin-gunto being produced both in Japan and in the areas of Japanese occupation.
As the Japanese occupied various territories in the 1930's and 1940's, they issued special swords to the colonial occupation officials.
There are numerous other styles of Japanese military and civilian swords from the war era; including diplomatic swords, court swords, cavalry sabers and others.
www.geocities.com /alchemyst/military.htm   (1187 words)

  
 Amazon.fr : Warriors of the Rising Sun: A History of the Japanese Military: Livres en anglais: Robert B. Edgerton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In the Boxer Rebellion and Russo-Japanese War, the Japanese military rightly earned a reputation for chivalry in combat, showing generosity to their defeated foes.
Only a few decades later, the Japanese military was behaving barbarously to enemy soldiers and civilians alike, committing acts of murder, torture, and even cannibalism.
What is not well known is that early in this century the Japanese were celebrated for their chivalry in warfare and for their kindness to enemy wounded and prisoners.
www.amazon.fr /Warriors-Rising-Sun-Japanese-Military/dp/0813336007   (476 words)

  
 BBC News | ASIA-PACIFIC | Japanese military cleared for action
The Japanese parliament has approved a bill that will allow the country's armed forces to support the US-led war against terrorism in Afghanistan.
The Japanese Government was determined to give a visible sign of its support for the United States in the aftermath of the attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September.
Other amendments will allow Japanese troops to guard US military facilities in Japan and ease restrictions on the use of firearms.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/1625456.stm   (343 words)

  
 ARMED FORCES JOURNAL - What the Japanese military needs - December 2005
As mentioned here, this is the so-called "reviewing roles and mission sharing." As outlined by Shigeru Ishiba during his tenure as director-general of the Japan Defense Agency, the procurement agency for the Japanese military, future missions of the SDF will include ballistic missile defense, coping with invasions on remote islands, and so on.
Consider the Japanese approach to the creation of a staff system, both as a matter for the alliance and in the context of building "jointness" among the SDF.
The SDF must establish integrated forces in the true sense of the term in the future and they have to organize genuine joint forces with concerted efforts of the SDF under the strong leadership of the Joint Staff Office, to be newly organized in March next year.
www.armedforcesjournal.com /2005/12/1232362   (1487 words)

  
 Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military | UCSB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Among these are: The military is one of two specialized agencies of the state (the police is the other) which are duty-bound to protect the lives and property of the citizens.
Today, Japan’s military expenditure is the third-largest next only to the United States and Russia and thus Japan is viewed as a major player in East Asian security.
We will examine two military establishments, the Imperial Army and Navy (1872-1945) and the contemporary Self Defense Forces (1952-) and will particularly look at their political, social and cultural significance in the context of modern and contemporary Japan.
www.gaymilitary.ucsb.edu /TeachingResources/japan25_syl.htm   (990 words)

  
 MIKE'S JAPANESE MILITARY PROJECT
The attack on Pearl Harbour was a success for the Japanese that is for the Japanese only lost a mere nine fighters, fifteen dive bombers and five torpedo planes.
Near the end of World War II Japanese civilian leaders knew continuing the war would mean that there would be mass destruction in Japan.
On September 2nd,1945 Japanese representatives boarded the United States warship, Missouri and signed the surrender papers which were accepted by General Douglas MacArthur.
www.dragonstrike.com /mrk/military.htm   (745 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Warriors of the Rising Sun: A History of the Japanese Military: Books: Robert B. Edgerton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
What happened during WW II at the hands of the Japanese army are facts beyond dispute, but Japanese military history should not completely be interpreted in that light.
Not only this, but books should be written about Japanese military history by people that have direct access to primary and secondary Japanese sources and who therefore know what they are writing about.
The author mentioned that the military teaching in Japan is different from what it used to be (less fanatical and emphasising towards the freedom of choice) but whether Japan would revert to its old self, or whether it would play a different role together, we are urged to wait and see.
www.amazon.com /Warriors-Rising-Sun-Japanese-Military/dp/0393040852   (2152 words)

  
 CNN - Japanese parliament debating increased role for military - Sept. 30, 1997
TOKYO (CNN) -- Japan's parliament this week is expected to debate a controversial expanded role for the Japanese military, which is restricted by its post-World War II constitution to defensive measures.
Support for a continued U.S. military presence with Japanese help is divided in the region: South Korea and Taiwan are basically in favor of Washington's presence, but China considers it a possible threat.
Opposition forces in the Japanese parliament and some parties in the ruling coalition believe that the U.S.-Japanese guidelines go too far.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9709/30/japan   (437 words)

  
 EastSouthWestNorth: That Japanese History Textbook, 2001 vs. 2005
The next morning, the Japanese and Chinese armies were in combat mode (the Marco Polo Bridge incident).
In August of the same year, two Japanese were shot to death by soldiers in Shanghai where the foreign interests are concentrated.
The Japanese government called this war the Great East Asian War (after the war, the Americans banned the use of this term and therefore it is called the Pacific War).
www.zonaeuropa.com /20050512_2.htm   (2062 words)

  
 Gunboards - Japanese Military Bike.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The characters backed by red has "teiyo" (when pronounced in Japanese but is actually Chinese of which pronunciation I don't know) probably means "use prohibited".
May not be Japanese military but interesting nonetheless.
Posted - 06/02/2005 : 08:04:02 AM There is a military museum here in Youngstown where I live, The owner has a large number of military bicycles from WWII.
www.gunboards.com /forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=108416   (1240 words)

  
 Japanese military going into space
The calls for the military to venture into space within the parameters of self-defense rights.
That would be a drastic change from the current civilian-based limitations that Japan has placed on space ventures.
Kyodo News reports the bill should be ready for consideration in the Japanese parliament by fall.
www.physorg.com /news68494562.html   (389 words)

  
 Other Forces (Japanese)Military Article Photocopies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Military Intelligence Service."Mechanized Vehicles (Technical)," Tactical and Technical Trends Vol.I., No.2, Section I. (2 July 1942); 2 pages Price.50 {Item No.12522} [Speed and fording ability of Japanese armored force vehicles (General Tank unit speeds, not in equipment speeds).
Military Intelligence Service."Japanese Tactics in Burma," Tactical and Technical Trends Vol.I., No.7 (10 September 1942); 3 pages, 1 illus.
Military Intelligence Service."Japanese Defensive Tactics in the Solomons," Tactical and Technical Trends Vol.I., No.10 (October 1942); 4 pages, 1 illus.
www.military-info.com /Aphoto/Subjectlist/A041c.htm   (7284 words)

  
 Japanese Military Sake Cups   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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japanesemilitarysakecups.com   (79 words)

  
 Japanese-American Military Master Resource Guide
Respository of U.S. Military History - Donate To Preserve
GOURMET PORK SKINS MADE IN THE U.S.A. "When the troops want a taste of home they ask for Wallace's"
The Two Most Used Words In Our Military
members.aol.com /veterans/warlib5j.htm   (143 words)

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