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Imperial Japanese Army

The Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) (Kyūjitai: 大日本帝國陸軍, Shinjitai: , Romaji: Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun) literally Army of the Greater Japanese Empire , was the official ground-based armed force of the Empire of Japan, from 1871 to 1945. It was controlled by the Imperial Army General Staff Office and the Ministry of War, both of which were nominally subordinate to the Emperor of Japan as supreme commander of the army and the navy.

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During World War II, the Imperial Japanese Army invaded Malaya, culminating in the Battle of Singapore.
That's why I've always thought bravery is neutral, not a virtue. No one could deny the SS or the Imperial Japanese army were brave.
Historian Yoshiaki refutes Japanese Govt s urging that the Imperial Army's Comfort Women were not Sex Slaves:
"There are growing, unsubstantiated questions about whether the Japanese Imperial Army kidnapped..."
I added a video to a playlist Japanese Imperial Army *** March WW2
[video] A old American movie about the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy (1943)... (see more at:...
Imperial Japanese Army, just 99p as a Kindle eBook!
Men of the Imperial Japanese Army wearing the type 90 during
Made me think of my Great Uncle Fred, who was a POW at the hands of the Imperial Japanese Army - and never spoke about it
Japanese Military Aircraft: Bombers of the Imperial Japanese Army, 1939-1945 -
What story have you heard about the Imperial Japanese Army ?
In celebration of Filipino-American History month, the Philippine Consulate General, San Francisco and the Bataan Legacy Historical Society will present the 70TH Anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf and Stories from WWII in the Philippines on Friday, October 24 at 6PM. The event will take place at the Philippine Consulate General office located at 447 Sutter St., Social Hall, San Francisco, CA 94108. Admission is Free. The opening ceremony will include a color guard from the Eagle Field Foundation. The Battle of Leyte Gulf, considered as the largest naval battle in history, took place between October 23 to 26, 1944. It marked the beginning of the liberation of the Philippines two and a half years after the fall of Bataan on April 9, 1942. It was also the beginning of a massive extermination of civilians by the Imperial Japanese Army culminating in the Battle for Manila. Manila, once called the Pearl of the Orient became the second most devastated city after Warsaw, Poland. By the end of the war ...
Japanese air force ride on plane-shaped scooters: … War II the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy were...
Women and girls were also forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II
Instead US decided to support France's war of aggression to recolonize Vietnam. In the end it was the stragglers of Imperial Japanese Army
"Unit 731—a covert biological/chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army".
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Son of Imperial Japanese Army soldier visits father's homeland for...
Abortions lead to cancer, is crap, Imperial Japanese Army were honourable in WW2.
Chinese woman who was in the Imperial Japanese Army's 'comfort battalions' is interviewed by an Allied officer
But I would argue "She was a prostitute" . if you say to comfort women's sex slave that has been kidnapped by the Imperial Japanese Army.
A young ethnic Chinese woman who was in one of the Imperial Japanese Army's "comfort battalions" is interviewed b...
"As a young boy growing up in the ’50s and ’60s, I was fascinated by stories about World War II. Many men around my father had served in the military, and my father-in-law, Ned Cunningham, was a Marine in the 2nd Marine Division and severely wounded by a Japanese sniper during the campaign in Sai Pan. An article that caught my attention back in 1974 was about a Japanese soldier surrendering 30 years after the war. I had forgotten about it until I saw a story a few months ago about this same soldier dying in a Tokyo hospital. I began to read more about this man. He was called the “holdout soldier.” Hiroo Onoda, a second lieutenant (intelligence officer) in the Imperial Japanese Army. He was assigned a secret mission by his commanding officer and sent to the remote Philippine island of Lubang. It was 1944—the height of World War II. Onoda did not emerge from the jungle until 1974, almost 30 years after the war had ended. Many attempted to find him. Others sent messages that Japan had been defeated ...
BATTLES FOR THE CORAL SEA Chapter 17 from Japan to the Rescue, Australian Security around the Indonesian Archipelago during he American Century Heinemann, 1991, pp. 285-94. ... the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life. Wellington recalling Waterloo Linked to the conviction that he Imperial Japanese Army intended to invade the mainland of Australia in 1942 is the belief that only a US naval victory in at the Battle of the Coral Sea, fought between 7 and 8 May that year, prevented invasion. Despite the vaunted position that the Battle of the Coral Sea occupies in Australian consciousness, there is no clear cut answer to who won that engagement. All that can be given with certainty are the losses suffered at the time. The US Navy lost the carrier Lexington, the destroyer Sims and the supply tanker Neosho; the carrier Yorktown was badly damaged but capable of repair after forty-eight hours intensive labour. (Spector, 1987: 162) The Imperial Japanese Navy lost the small carrier Shoho and had its fleet . ...
shirt looks like the flag for the Imperial Japanese Army. Not very patriotic.
I have mentioned a gentleman named Chester Dillard on FB before. He was good to me when I was a little shaver in Wardell, MO. Of course at that time The Bataan Death March was only something I heard in war movies and nothing more. Chester was part of that "march" and I found his recount of it as he experienced it. Another tribute to that "Greatest Generation". • Many of the events of World War II have long been forgotten by the American people. Most of the younger generation were never aware of them. However, in the memory of some veterans these events are indelibly etched, and can never be removed. We express our appreciation to Chester Dillard for sharing some of his memories. • I would like to share a memory with you on April 9, 1942. The starving, shell-shocked remnants of the Bataan Defense Force was captured by the Imperial Japanese Army after holding out for four months. We were forced to march from Maliveles to San Fernando, Pampango or, what has since been called the Bataan Death March. T ...
Thanks to pressure from American public opinion, a top law firm has backed out of a controversial law suit branding the Imperial Japanese Army's "comfort women" as prostitutes. US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has been conspicuous by her absence.
↓ The man in the Imperial Japanese Army uniform on the car of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (Abe’s).
Very few of these heroes left now. The Navajo Code Talkers were a select group of Navajo (Dineh)/ Chiriqahua speakers, whose lack of a written language (in the 1940s) allowed them to use an unbreakable code for strategic/tactical operations in the Pacific Theater of Operations during WWII. Embedded with infantry units, Code Talkers enabled encrypted tactical communications between units at the front, aerial support units, and offshore artillery (battle groups) during the relentless island-hopping campaigns that pushed Japanese forces back to their home islands. They were so effective that the Imperial Japanese Navy and Imperial Japanese Army offered rewards for captures and kills. If captured, a Code Talker would not survive interrogation (surrender to Japanese forces at the time was an iffy thing, as under the Japanese Samurai Code - Bushido - a man lost all honor by asking mercy of a dominant adversary, and soldiers, sailors, and airmen were often summarily executed). Nearly all were members of the US . ...
Yang Kyoungjong was a Korean soldier who fought in the Imperial Japanese Army, the Soviet Red Army, and later the German Wehrmacht. During W
This is the full text of Kono discourse which enters the current controversial. The full text of the Kono discourse Chief Cabinet Secretary Kono discourse about the comfort women relationship survey results announced For so-called comfort women issue, than in December two years ago, the government, came investigating, but it was decided to announce the results recently, so coherent. Investigation Imatsugi, that comfort station is installed over a wide range of areas and, in the long run, a number of comfort women was present was observed. Comfort station, which has been set-up at the request of the military authorities of the time, installation of the comfort stations, for the transfer of comfort women and management, Imperial Japanese Army has been involved in this directly or indirectly. For the recruitment of comfort women, skilled in the art that the request of the military strikes in this primarily, but in that case, there are a number of cases, such as flattery, by coercion, were collected against t ...
I have been a passionate student of military history since perhaps the time I heard about Sargarhi when I was writing my book project on the Anglo-Sikh Wars in NDA. I spent the better part of my five terms in the Academy Library often bunking classes. I there learnt that the Battle for Kohima/Imphal ranked as the most important battle that the British Army has ever fought in WW II. In ferocity and strategic importance, Stalingrad and Berlin fell behind. Kohima marked the first time that the seemingly invincible Imperial Japanese Army was beaten back. Generals Sato and Mutaguchi were beaten back. The 14th Army had IV Corps almost fully composed of 5 Indian soldiered divisions. Consider the fact that some 14, 000 British and Indian soldiers died in the defence of Kohima and Imphal; 3 out of 5 Victoria Crosses were awarded to Gurkha soldiers. The bulk of the force that fought and beat back the seemingly invincible Japanese were Indian soldiers. Tomorrow the Govt of Imphal commemorates the 70th anniversary. . ...
Obituary sent to Sun City Aliante veteran's association Las Vegas USA where Bill was an honorary member. There will be a small remembrance plaque on the wall of the clubhouse. "It is with great regret to announce the passing of Bill "Cocky" Cochrane on the 20th February at the Queen Elisabeth Hospital, Woolwich London. Bill's wartime service was with the Royal Highland Regiment (The Black Watch). He endured six months of brutal and sometimes hand to hand combat with soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Orde Wingate's 2nd CHINDIT Long Range Penetration Special Force operation code named "Thursday". Bill was the subject of two historical books; Chindit, Special Force Burma 1944 (written by his Son Stewart) and Scottish voices of the 2nd World War by Derek Young. He is survived by his wife of 71 years Alma, daughter Ray, Son Stewart; four Grandchildren and five Great Grandchildren"
I swear this whole Russia/Ukraine scenario is EXACTLY like the Imperial Japanese Army invading Nanking in the Second Sino-Japanese War.
.also, though this is considerably less important, comparing techies to the Imperial Japanese Army? Ugh.
The question was and always has been "Did the Imperial Japanese Army recruit women under duress?" not "Can we justify prostitution?"
"Imperial Japanese Army holdouts have overrun Woodlands station. The SAF has been called. Expect delays."
7. Hideki Tojo-was a general of the Imperial Japanese Army, the leader of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association.
~THE Bataan Death March~~~ The Battle of Bataan ended on April 9, 1942, when U.S. General Edward P. King surrendered to Japanese General Masaharu Homma. At that point 75,000 soldiers became Prisoners of War: about 12,000 Americans and 63,000 Filipinos. What followed was one of the worst atrocities in modern wartime history—the Bataan Death March. During the Battle of Bataan, the American and Filipino soldiers of General Douglas MacArthur’s United States Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) had held out for four months against the Imperial Japanese Army, while every other island and nation in the Pacific and Southeast Asia fell to the Japanese. By March 1942, Japan controlled all of the Western Pacific except the Philippines. General MacArthur’s plan was to hold his ground on the Bataan Peninsula and Corregidor Island in the Philippines until the U.S. Navy could bring reinforcements and supplies from the United States. Once the reinforcements arrived, he planned to attack north from Bataan, defeat th ...
(featuring internal view) World War II Sherman Tank of United States Marine Corps (USMC) legacy disabled by Imperial Japanese Army fire on the reef of the Ma...
Hiroo Onoda, Soldier Who Hid in Jungle for Decades, Dies at 91 Hiroo Onoda, an Imperial Japanese Army officer who remained at his jungle post on an island in the Philippines for 29 years, refusing to believe that World War II was over, and returned to a hero’s welcome in the all but unrecognizable Japan of 1974, died on Thursday in Tokyo. He was 91. His death, at a hospital there, was announced by the Japanese government. Caught in a time warp, Mr. Onoda, a second lieutenant, was one of the war’s last holdouts: a soldier who believed that the emperor was a deity and the war a sacred mission; who survived on bananas and coconuts and sometimes killed villagers he assumed were enemies; who finally went home to the lotus land of paper and wood which turned out to be a futuristic world of skyscrapers, television, jet planes and pollution and atomic destruction. Japanese history and literature are replete with heroes who have remained loyal to a cause, especially if it is lost or hopeless, and Lieutenant On ...
Ms. Park’s father, Park Chung-hee, was an Imperial Japanese Army officer during the colonial era (cont)
R.I.P. to one of the most dedicated men of our (and a past) time.
Hiroo Onoda dies at 91. Fascinating character. Will certainly read his book.
Japan WW2 soldier who refused to surrender Hiroo Onoda dies on 16th January 2013 “The man who claims to be the inheritor of the ninja tradition, Masaaki Hatsumi, lists eighteen fundamental areas of expertise, eleven of which were echoed in Nakano’s training: spiritual refinement, unarmed combat, swordsmanship, fire and explosives, disguise and impersonation, stealth and entering methods, strategy, espionage, escape and concealment, meteorology and geography … There was enough in common between traditional ninja training and Nakano’s to call these men modern ninjas. The two shared loyalty, secrecy, a sense of duty, a sense of integrity.” Hiroo Onoda was an Imperial Japanese Army intelligence officer who fought in World War II and did not surrender in 1945. In 1974, his former commander traveled from Japan to personally issue orders relieving him from duty. Onoda had spent almost 30 years holding out in the Philippines.[1][2] He held the rank ofSecond Lieutenant in the Imperial Japanese Army. As . ...
Japanese Soldier Who Hid in Philippine Jungle for Decades, Dies at 91, via
For Hiroo Onoda--as well as the Filipinos who happened to get his way during all those years that he held out in...
The last Japanese soldier to leave the jungle dies at 91
This story is absolutely incredible..
"I was fortunate that I could devote myself to my duty" - a surreal story about forgotten values
Extraordinary tale of last Japanese soldier to surrender after WWII:
Japan had lost the war, the major said 29 years later. The ragged soldier saluted and wept.
Rest in peace, Japanese soldier who fought WWII until 1974. A moving tale of duty, honour and futility.
So you think you got it tough ... How's this for hanging in ...
[The of ~ The testimony by former Japanese Imperial Army soldier]
The history of Hiroo Onoda, the last samurai
I remember when this guy came out of the bush.
Fascinating obituary of a Japanese soldier who surrendered 29 years after WW2's end: h/t
MUST READ:“The NYT obituary for Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese soldier who hid in a Philippine jungle for decades
Behind the big-size headlines on Suchitra Sen's death, we might have missed the news of demise of one of the real 'heroes'...Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda, formerly of the Imperial Japanese Army...the brave and unputdownable Japanese soldier who was the last to surrender during the Second World War (in 1974!). He surrendered to the Philippine President, Ferdinand Marcos, at the 'Malacanan Palace', Manila, on 11 March 1974 only after his (former) commander, Major Yoshimi Taniguchi, flew in person to Lubang, reversed hie early order to Onoda and Sergent Shoichi Yokoi, to hold out against the Allied troops, and ordered them to surrender. As "The Los Angeles Times" of 19 January 2014 reports, "The son of a teacher, Onoda was born in 1922 in Kainan in the Wakayama prefecture, Japan, and worked for a Japanese trading firm in Shanghai after finishing high school in 1939. Three years later, he was drafted and trained at a military academy. In December 1944, he was sent to Lubang, about 90 miles southwest of Manila. Most ...
PEOPLE & WORDS TO LIVE BY Hiroo Onoda BY JUDIT KAWAGUCHIJAN 16, 2007 Hiroo Onoda, 84, is a former member of an Imperial Japanese Army intelligence unit, an elite commando during World War II who was sent to Lubang Island in the Philippines in 1944 to conduct guerrilla warfare and gather military intelligence. Trained in clandestine operations, his mission was to sneak behind enemy lines, conduct surveillance and survive independently until issued new orders. He did exactly that for the next 30 years. Long after Japan’s surrender in 1945, he continued to serve his country in the jungle, convinced that the Greater East Asia War was still being fought. He lived on mostly bananas and mangoes, evading many Japanese search parties and the local Philippine police, all of whom he believed were enemy spies. In March 1974, at age 52, a Japanese man who had run across Onoda brought his former superior to the island with instructions that relieved him of his military duties. After a brief return to Japan, he moved ...
Another day... more deaths. Hiroo Onoda, 91, Imperial Japanese Army Lieutenent who surrendered 30 years after the end of WWII. His katana was still sharp, his rifle was still functional, and he still had over 500 rounds left when he surrendered to his former Commanding Officer in 1974. Survivalists today are wankers in comparison. Duccini, 95, 2nd last surviving Munchkin. I can still see them... in colour. Russell Johnson, 89, the Professor. Flew 44 missions as a B-24 bombardier. Only Mary-Ann and Ginger are left. Dave Madden, 85, the manager on the Partridge Family. Loved the bus.
Hiroo Onoda passed away yesterday at the age of 91. Hiroo a Imperial Japanese army officer who fought in WWII did not surrender until1974, 29 yrs after the war. Hiroo would not surrender until properly relieved of his duty to avoid embarrassing the emperor. Hiroo's commanding officer was flown from Japan to Philippines to personally relieve him of his duties. Only private Reruo Nakamura took longer to surrender 8 months later.
Hiroo Onoda has died at age 91. He was an Imperial Japanese Army Officer from WWII who surrendered... in 1974.
In March of 1974, Imperial Japanese Army Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda walked out of the jungle in the Philippines to finally surrender, not having known WWII had ended 29 years earlier. He was wearing his clean 30yo uniform, and surrendered his officers sword to a Philippine Air Force Officer with a rigid salute. He died today in Tokyo, at the age of 91.
"The last samurai" died in Tokyo. Imperial Japanese Army intelligence officer, Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda die in a hospital in Tokyo. He was the hero who continued fighting without surrendering after the war for 29 years. It was age at death 91 years old. Salute!
Greetings from AJW, Nineteen years ago today, at 5:46 a.m., the Great Hanshin Earthquake struck Kobe, killing 6,434 people. A woman and her son still struggle to accept the loss of his two sisters, who died in the disaster. * Survivors mark 19th anniversary of Great Hanshin Earthquake; mother and son mourn his 2 sisters * Kyoto Univ. researcher Shinya Yamanaka unveil plan for iPS cell bank * Former PM Junichiro Koizumi and son Shinjiro irk LDP over Tokyo governor's race * Obituary: Hiroo Onoda, 92, a former Imperial Japanese Army officer who hid in jungle for 29 years * Xinhua: China sent 50 maritime patrols to Senkakus in 2013 * BOJ report: Economies in all 9 main areas of Japan have "recovered" * Mitsubishi Heavy Industries unveils new fuel-saving H2A rocket * Ghibli's 'The Wind Rises' and 'Possessions' nominated for Acadamy Award * Asahi Haikuist Network contributors take a dip in hot springs We will post these stories and more later today on AJW.asahi.com. Thanks for reading. Stay informed with AJW.
Work continues on building out the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy forces for the PACOPS mod!!
Fall of the Imperial Japanese Army was caused by weakness of emperor.
"A news program aired on TBS on July 21, 2006 about a secret biological weapons troop of Imperial Japanese Army called 'Unit 731', along with a picture panel of Shinzō Abe"
Although I don't support Abe's militarism, I want people to be tolerant of Yasukuni. Whereas Imperial Japanese Army did heinous things, most of the soldiers are the victims of militarism and died with a belief that their activity would make Japan and the world better. We need to apologize those people and re-realize we must not repeat the war history. If people would ban visiting Yasukuni, every country also should stop to celebrate every Victory Days, some of Independent Days, and military heroes because some country's victory was defeat of the other. Military heroes of some countries are murderers for other countries. I think victorious nations tend to think wartime responsibilities and war crimes as absolute. But actually, that is so relative. Every country in a war actually made "crimes" like murdering, abusing, using nuclear weapons and so on. No countries were innocent. So I think we should distinguish apologizing dead people from militarism or war crimes. I think the visiting should be supported o ...
PNF on Possible new Japan-China War: China might have Great Numbers and Weapons,But they will be Slaughtered by the Might of the Imperial Japanese Army,Air Force and Navy.
The top 10 aces of the Imperial Japanese Army.
Compilation of Today in Aerospace History: 7 Jan 2010 - Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter engaged its STOVL propulsion system in flight for the first time 7 Jan 2004 - Boeing launches the 747–400 Special Freighter program with agreement with Cathay Pacific to convert at least 6 into freighters 7 Jan 1998 - Launch of The Lunar Prospector mission, part of the Discovery Program, designed for a low polar orbit investigation of the Moon 7 Jan 1984 - First un-tethered space-walk is achieved by Capt Bruce McCandless USN from Challenger Space Shuttle164 miles above Hawaii 7 Jan 1983 - McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet first entered operational service with Marine Corps squadron VMFA-314 at El Toro 7 Jan 1981 - Civil Aviation Administration of China Boeing 747 lands in JFK, starting weekly service, the first US-China flights since 1949 7 Jan 1980 - Single-engined Mooney 231 set nonstop record, San Francisco to the East Coast, in 8 hrs 4 mins using only 105 gallons of fuel 7 Jan 1973 - ...
Prelude to The Trainmaster of Dimapur 7 January - Tuesday General Reyna Mutaguchi receives his orders to invade India, an offensive called U-Go…” Mutaguchi's 15th Imperial Japanese Army has never been defeated. The Burma Road by Donovan Webster, pg. 244
The Imperial Japanese Army has began it's surprise invasion of the Philippines, seizing US military bases in the islands and taking whatever resources they need to fend off the American invasion. The Japanese have begun bombing industrial bases containing the important project and destroying U.S oil, coal and petroleum mines in California destroying any war machine.
Hideki Tojo was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army whom served as Prime Minister of Japan from 1941 to 1944. As Prime Minister he was most directly ...
I guess I should do searches for people who can help with my research for games as well as talent searches. So, anyhoo, I'm planning on being a game writer and I need artists, writers and voice actors. I also need people with extensive knowledge on certain subjects. I have several game ideas so I'll put what knowledge I need for each. (PM me if you have questions, don't wanna post detailed desctiptions for fear of my ideas being stolen) Public Enemy: The American Civil War and the time period around it, slavery in the US, the history of African, Irish, Polish, German and Greek Americans, Native American culture, Judaism in America in this time period, the history and architecture of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Louisville, Savannah or New Orleans. Public Enemy 2: Native American culture, the Indian Wars, history of Asian Americans, history and architecture of New York, Chicago and San Fransisco. Public Enemy 3: Prohibition, culture of America in the 1920s, the Mafia of the 1920s, the Philippine ...
On 4 January 1945, sixty-nine years ago today, the Burma Banshees, officially known as the U.S. 10th Air Force's 80th Fighter Group, returned to their original owners several loads of bombs that had been left behind when Imperial Japanese Army Major General Mizukami Genzu withdrew his remaining troops from Myitkyina Airfield in northern Burma to prevent their capture by Merrill's Marauders on 3 August 1944. The bombs, made in Japan, were embellished with greetings along the general lines of this one: "Made in Japan. Returned with 10th Air Force Compliments." The Americans had found the bombs in a concealed Japanese ammunition dump near the airfield. Also left behind were enough fuzes to arm the bombs. The only American contribution, other than the return conveyance and aiming, was an extension bar to allow the bombs to be hung in the regular wing racks of the Banshees' P-47 fighter-bombers.
Towards the end of World War II, the abandoned and the sick soldiers of a defeated Imperial Japanese Army struggle to survive in the face of disease and certain death. This is the shattering story of one such soldier suffering from Tuberculosis and left to fend for himself. Kon Ichikawa's "Fires on the Plain" (1959) is an in-your-face brutal war film that does not shy away from keeping it real. It is certainly not a pleasurable film to watch. It won't have you leaping with ecstatic delight. But it is one film that should be watched and appreciated simply for having the gall to expose us to the real horrors of war without masking any ugly sights and for witnessing a powerful and effective work of cinema that slowly burrows through the heart and leaves an indelible mark. My review of this unforgettable motion picture at: most welcome. Thank you for reading. Thank you Bobby Beksinski III for this excellent recommendation.
The President Park Geun-hye (South Korea) is a hypocrite! She is daughter of former officer of the Imperial Japanese Army and former president, Gen. Park Chung-hee (Soh'shi kaimei: Takaki Masao).
Monday December 30, 2013 Today is: National Bicarbonate of Soda Day, Bacon Day, Falling Needles Family Fest Day On This Day in History: 1817 - The first coffee is planted in Hawaii. 1852 - Rutherford B. Hayes marries Lucy Webb, a gregarious, devout Methodist from his home state of Ohio. She was 24 and he was 33. 1853 - James Gadsden, the U.S. minister to Mexico, and General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, the president of Mexico, sign the Gadsden Purchase in Mexico City. The treaty settled the dispute over the location of the Mexican border west of El Paso, Texas, and established the final boundaries of the southern United States. For the price of $15 million, later reduced to $10 million, the United States acquired approximately 30,000 square miles of land in what is now southern New Mexico and Arizona. 1862 - The U.S.S. Monitor sinks in a storm off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Just nine months earlier, the ship had been part of a revolution in naval warfare when the ironclad dueled to a standstill with . ...
..The Imperial Japanese Army, Unit 731.. do you know this "nightmare" unit?
The Battle of Arawe was fought between Allied and Japanese forces during the New Britain Campaign of World War II. The battle was initiated by the Allies to divert Japanese attention away from the Cape Gloucester area of New Britain ahead of a major offensive there in late December 1943. A force built around the U.S. Army's 112th Cavalry Regimental Combat Team landed at Arawe on 15 December 1943 and rapidly overcame the area's small garrison. Japanese air units made large-scale raids against the Arawe area in the following days, and in late December elements of two Imperial Japanese Army battalions unsuccessfully counter-attacked the larger American force. In mid-January 1944 the 112th Cavalry Regimental Combat Team was reinforced with additional infantry and U.S. Marine Corps tanks, and launched a brief offensive that pushed the Japanese back. The Japanese units withdrew from the area towards the end of February as part of a general retreat from western New Britain.
Lt. Hiroo Onoda of the Imperial Japanese Army was trapped in a war of his own making for 28 years:
20m Chinese killed by the Imperial Japanese Army during the war
"The Nazi Anatomists" by is good, but at least Nazis experimented on the dead; look up Unit 731 run by Imperial Japanese Army.
Foto: bag-of-dirt: Soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army with Arisaka Type 38 rifles are photographed on a...
★ the U.S. stage "fact" the "anti-Japanese" incitement Imperial Japanese Army = massacre Movement to visiting the "historical awareness", trying to Otoshimeyo Japan does not fit. In place of (APEC) Asia Pacific Ocean Economic Cooperation forum to be held in Bali, Indonesia earlier this month, China and South Korea refused to summit with Japan because of historical issues. during which Japan has been addressed in alway thing, not only in South Korea in the history misunderstanding on the stage of the United States that affect the international public opinion "of fact" is in progress. 14 afternoon September autumn sky cloudless spread, unveiling ceremony of "Pacific War memorial" was held at the edge of a lake on the campus of Sonoma State University of California San Francisco suburb. It was engraved with "in memory of the victims of the Pacific War" in Chinese and English in a monument. "Victim number Holocaust of Asia that have been forgotten," It is the (genocide). "Of about 35 million people do not a ...
During World War II, Truk Lagoon was the Empire of Japan's main base in the South Pacific theatre. The Japanese garrison consisted of 27,856 Imperial Japanese Navy men under the command of Vice Admiral Masami Kobayashi then Vice Admiral Chuichi Hara and 16,737 Imperial Japanese Army men under the command of Major General Kanenobu Ishuin. A significant portion of the Japanese fleet was based there, with its administrative center on Tonoas (south of Weno). Truk was the base for Japanese operations against Allied forces in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Due to its heavy fortifications, both natural and manmade, the base at Truk was known to Allied forces as "the Gibraltar of the Pacific". Operation Hailstone, executed by the United States in 1944, culminated in one of the most important naval airstrikes of the war at Truk. Twelve Japanese warships, thirty-two merchant ships and 249 aircraft were destroyed, although the larger warships had moved to Palau a week earlier. During WWII Truk Lagoon served as ...
Check out this War Flag from the Imperial Japanese Army. See this and lots more in the Wars In The Pacific...
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We have suffered a disgrace by This article "Bishop was killed by Imperial Japanese Army"
Despite that Japanese know about our relationship, it's not wise to provoke Imperial Japanese Army with pictu…
I have been reading not a few articles and comments accusing the Japanese over the so-called "coerced" Korean comfort women. However, I have come across not a single article or comment of accusation that refers to the presence of Korean volunteer soldiers in the Imperial Japanese Army, including yours. Why do people ignore this plain fact? According to the Ministry of Welfare of Japan, over 240,000 Korean volunteer soldiers and civilian employees were serving in the Japanese Army up to the end of WWII. Some 9% of that number are now enshrined at Yasukuni. And some 140 Koreans were convicted for Class-B and -C war crimes by the Allied Forces after WWII. They were certainly the collaborators with Japan in the past war. It'd be almost insane to believe that Korean "sex slaves" existed under this circumstance. Korean volunteer soldiers and Korean sex slaves are a sheer contradiction. Is it possible that the former were the clients of the latter? No one would believe that the Japanese Army recruited yo ...
During the Kokoda & Papuan campaigns,the Imperial Japanese Army & Navy embraced Bushido to increase morale of troops
Japanese Imperial and Navy Army was adopted the sun symbol from 1870 and used it for war campaign in Meiji Period and Pacific.
could be members of Japanese Imperial Army.
Infographic on Japanese Rising Sun Flag - Rising Sun Flag to Imperial Japanese Army is Swastika to German Nazi Party.
only to become trapped underground in a Japanese Imperial Army bunker.
89 photos of pre-war Japanese Imperial Army's aircraft Salmson 2 during its process of constructing...
that the Nandu River Iron Bridge was built by the Imperial Japanese Army in Hainan, China, during the...
There is no evidence that Japanese Imperial Army forced Korean girls into "sex-slavery". They were also Imperial people to be protected.
Some sly Koreans lured Korean girls into being registered prostitutes of Japanese Imperial Army.
Testimony of "former sex slaves of Japanese Imperial Army" lacks coherence.
No evidence of luring or seizing Korean women by force in recruitment of registered prostitutes of Japanese Imperial Army. No sex slaves.
Some poor Koreans had sold their daughters as registered prostitutes of Japanese Imperial Army.
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Feb. 18, 1942 - Imperial Japanese Army begins systematic extermination of hostile elements among the Chinese in Singapore.
Today in 1942, Imperial Japanese Army begins systematic extermination of perceived hostile elements of Chinese in Singapore
15 Feb 1942, the day SG fell to the Imperial Japanese Army, was the first day of Chinese New Year. man, talk about inauspicious happenings.
Although he acknowledged the involvement of the Imperial Japanese Army in the establishment of so-called comfort stations
.That wouldn't be too wise. Just sayin'. Even the Imperial Japanese Army realized that. (cc:) .
Effortless Systems For Warning of War Late November of 1941. Half the world is at war and with the other half about to join in, a thousand U.S. Marines stand sentinel over the last days of an uneasy truce between ourselves and the Imperial Japanese Army in chaotic North China. By November 27, FDR is convinced Japan is about to launch a military action. Washington doesn't know where, isn't sure precisely when. But the Cabinet is sufficiently alarmed that War Secretary Henry Stimson and Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox are authorized to send an immediate and coded warning of war to American bases and units in harm's way. In Shanghai two cruise ships are chartered and 800 armed American Marines are marched through the great port city with enormous pomp and circumstance and embarked for Manila. Another 200 Marines, unable to reach Shanghai, and serving in small garrisons and posts from Peking to Mongolia and the Gobi Desert, are caught short by this warning of war. This is their story. Of how a detachment of ...
Imperial Japanese Army officer's wives in 1911, the year Major General Theodor Edler von Lerch of the Imperia…
ON THIS DAY: 1942 – World War II: U.S. Marines and U.S. Army forces began an attempt to encircle and destroy a regiment of Imperial Japanese Army troops. 1957 – The Soviet Union launched the Sputnik 2 spacecraft, carrying Laika the Russian space dog as the first living creature from Earth to enter orbit. 1967 – Vietnam War: A series of major engagements that were some of the hardest-fought and bloodiest battles of the war began at Đắk Tô in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. 1996 – Abdullah Çatlı, a drug trafficker, a contract killer, and a leader of the ultra-nationalist Nationalist Movement Party, was killed in a car crash near Susurluk, Balıkesir Province, Turkey, sparking the Susurluk scandal which exposed the depth of the state's complicity in organized crime.
One thing that pops up in the Restoration War in the background of my Omniverse Tales is that in space warfare the first and most obvious problem if one intends to land on a hostile planet is to actually land on it. When the Restorationists have the chance to build strong defenses there are a number of planet-sized campaigns that seem unrealistically short.because use of massive matter-antimatter nuclear MIRV strikes from killsats ended the action before any troops landed on the planet and did so without a single casualty on the Restorationist side. In some cases where the Monarchists actually have more balanced combat-logistical structures, they manage to find holes in the system and land, only for the overwhelming bulk of their logistics to be destroyed in orbital fighting when the hole is discovered and closed. At that point it turns into essentially super-Wake Island, with the Monarchists playing the role of the US Marine Corps and the Restorationists the Imperial Japanese Army. Needless to say the ab ...
A couple of good movies to see; they are intense in some scenes. "My Way," Korean, and "Six Bullets," Jean-Claude Van Damme. The later is a merc fighting the white slave trade in Moldova; the first, a Korean marathoner drafted into the Imperial Japanese Army, and his former friend and chief rival who becomes his CO, based on a true story.
Japan's Rising Sun Flag symbolizes Japan's imperialism that led to the massacre of 20 million people during the invasions by Imperial Japanese Army. The Japanese waved the flag and used the design in the athlete's uniforms at the Olympic games, which symbolizes world peace. This is the equivalent of Germans waving the Nazi Germany Flag during the Olympic games. This is an insult to human dignity.
In World War II, the Marines played a central role in the Pacific War, participating in nearly every significant battle. The Corps also saw its peak growth as it expanded from two brigades to two corps with six divisions, and five air wings with 132 squadrons.[126] In addition, 20 Defense Battalions were also set up, as well as a Parachute Battalion.[128] In all, the Corps totaled at a maximum end strength of over 475,000 Marines, the highest in its history. The battles of Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, Guam, and Okinawa saw fierce fighting between U.S. Marines and the Imperial Japanese Army. The secrecy afforded their communications by the now-famous Navajo code talker program is widely seen as having contributed significantly to their success. The first African American recruits were accepted in 1942 to begin the desegregation of the Corps.
7am on Market Street in the middle of San Francisco and the traffic was light enough, I was able to walk across the one lane of traffic to the MUNI Station without been run over. In my experience, traffic conditions only get insane during the middle of the day. Last night I read Onwards Towards Our Noble Deaths, an interesting 1973 Manga graphic novel by Shigeru Mizuki. Between 1943 and 1945 he was a Japanese soldier based at Rabaul on New Britain, in the South West Pacific. The novel is based on his experiences there. It was a beautiful if morbid, rumination on the march towards death that life can be, especially like, as in the Imperial Japanese Army, you embrace that fact. I wonder if stories like this, and the other Manga classic Grave of the Fireflies, are true horror? Stories where beauty is darkened by death. Doubt if I'll be picking it up again.
Last night started reading Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. *** The opening scene of the novel is set in the shopfront of American Artistic Handcrafts on Montgomery Street, in an alternate history San Francisco occupied by the Imperial Japanese Army. So this morning I hopped an F-Train, and went to take a look. Montgomery Street is part of the Financial District. Although there were a couple of modern skyscrapers, I was surprised to find that most of the buildings looked as if they would have been there in the 1950s when *** was writing his novel. The Wells Fargo on the corner has etched next to its front door it has been there since the 1850s. The rest are similar solid buildings, built in the architectural styles of proceeding generations. American Artistic Handcrafts would of probably been on ground floor of one of them, where there are now coffee shops and the occasional doctors office. Try and read some more while my laundry is drying. Tomorrow it's back to living and breathing I.T.
Java (Indonesian: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia. With a population of 135 million (excluding the 3.6 million on the island of Madura which is administered as part of the provinces of Java), Java is the world's most populous island, and one of the most densely-populated places on the globe. Java is the home of 60 percent of the Indonesian population. The Indonesian capital city, Jakarta, is located on western Java. Much of Indonesian history took place on Java. It was the center of powerful Hindu-Buddhist empires, the Islamic sultanates, and the core of the colonial Dutch East Indies. Java was also the center of the Indonesian struggle for independence during the 1930s and 40s. Java was also occupied by the Imperial Japanese Army from 1942 through the defeat of the Japanese Empire in 1945, and this put a temporary end to all thoughts of independence. Java dominates Indonesia's social, political, and economic life. Formed mostly as the result of volcanic eruptions, Java is the 13th largest island in the w ...
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