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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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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.
Interesting World War 2 trivia. In 1938 a young Korean man was forcibly conscripted into the Imperial Japanese Army. He was captured by the Soviets and sent to a labor camp. The Russians desperate for troops put him in uniform and he was captured by the Germans. Again he was put in German uniform and sent to France. After D-Day he was captured by the Americans. After the war he emigrated to the U.S. and lived an I eventful life, dying in Illinois in 1992.
"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 ...
  Two companies, numbering 849 paratroopers, from the 1st Yokosuka SNLF, carried out Japan's first ever combat air drop, during the Battle of Menado, in the Netherlands East Indies, on January 11, 1942.[2] Four hours before the airborne landings, the 1st Sasebo SNLF had come ashore by sea nearby.[1] Commander Toyoaki Horiuchi:[2] led the 1st Yokosuka SNLF (519 men in two waves) in the Menado operation. The Imperial Japanese Navy fielded naval paratroopers during World War II. The troops were officially part of the Special Naval Landing Forces (SNLF or Rikusentai).[1] They came from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Yokosuka SNLFs. The 2nd Yokosuka took no part in any airborne operations and became an island defensive base unit.[2] They were under the operational control of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJNAS or Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kaigun Koku Hombu). Rikusentai paratroopers should not be confused with the Imperial Japanese Army paratroopers, known as Teishin.
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.
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2 Unit 731 Unit 731 was a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook lethal human experimentation during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) and World War II. It was responsible for some of the most notorious war crimes carried out by Japanese personnel.Some of the numerous atrocities committed by the commander Shiro Ishii and others under his command in Unit 731 include: vivisection of living people (including pregnant women who were impregnated by the doctors), prisoners had limbs amputated and reattached to other parts of their body, some prisoners had parts of their bodies frozen and thawed to study the resulting untreated gangrene. Humans were also used as living test cases for grenades and flame throwers. Prisoners were injected with strains of diseases, disguised as vaccinations, to study their effects. To study the effects of untreated venereal diseases, male and female prisoners were deliberately infected with syphilis ...
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 ...
Mount Samat is a parasitic cone of Mount Mariveles with no record of historical eruption. The summit of Mount Samat is 9.2 km (5.7 mi) NNE of the Mariveles caldera. Mount Samat itself has a 550-metre (1,800 ft) wide crater that opens to the northeast. The Mount Samat Cross is situated near the edge of the crater rim. At the start of World War II in 1942 after suffering heavy losses against the Imperial Japanese Army all over Luzon, the Filipino and American soldiers retreated to Bataan Peninsula to regroup for a last valiant but futile stand. After four months of fighting, the 78,000 exhausted, sick and starving soldiers under Major General Edward P. King surrendered to the Japanese on April 9, 1942 known as the fall of Bataan. It is the single largest surrender of U.S. soldiers in history and Mariveles, a town in the Bataan province, was their last stronghold after which, together with the Philippine soldiers, they were led on to the 80-mile (130 km) march to Capas, Tarlac known as the Bataan Death March ...
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.
"The History Of 'Comfort Women': A WWII Tragedy We Can't Forget " The phrase "comfort women" is a controversial term that refers to approximately 200,000 women who were recruited as prostitutes by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. Many of the young women were forced into servitude and exploited as sex slaves throughout Asia, becoming victims of the largest case of human trafficking in the 20th century. The trade of comfort women is thus a massive violation of human rights that's been left out of our textbooks, leaving the individuals embroiled in the atrocious practice to be remembered merely as abstract characters in a taboo history. Korean-born, New York-based artist Chang-Jin Lee seeks to correct this constructed view in "Comfort Women Wanted," a multimedia exhibition that delves into the personal histories of the Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Filipino, and Dutch women whose identities have long been overlooked and misunderstood. In Asia, the comfort women issue remains taboo an ...
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?
Yang Kyoungjong (c. 1920 – April 7, 1992) was a Korean soldier who fought during World War II in the Imperial Japanese Army, the Soviet Red Army, and later the German Wehrmacht.[1][2][3][4]
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.
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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...
Are you a Thanks for your cooperation. Imperial Japanese Army does not kill the
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.
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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.
Bataan Death March HISTORY April 9, 1942 – The Bataan Death March the forcible transfer, by the Imperial Japanese Army, of 76,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of prisoners. The 80 mile march was characterized by wide-ranging torture, bayoneted and murder, and resulted in very high fatalities inflicted upon prisoners and civilians alike by the Japanese Army. Those that survived were forced to walk to Camp O’Donnell. Even after arriving at Camp O’Donnell, the survivors of the march continued to die at a rate of 30–50 per day, leading to thousands more dead. Most of the dead were buried in mass graves that the Japanese dug out with bulldozers on the outside of the barbed wire surrounding the compound. All told, approximately 5,000–10,000 Filipino and 600–650 American prisoners of war died before they could reach Camp O’Donnell.
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:) .
… to honor irisCHANG’S memory : Bataan Death March : “…was the forcible transfer, by the Imperial Japanese Army,…”:
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.
Hiroo Onoda (小野田 寛郎, Onoda Hiroo?, born March 19, 1922) is a former 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 yea...
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.
Japanese officials are asking a small New Jersey town with a large Korean immigrant population to remove a public monument dedicated to women forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during the war.
The Indian National Army (INA) or Azad Hind Fauj was an armed force formed by Indian nationalists in 1942 in Southeast Asia during World War II. The aim of the army was to overthrow the British Raj in colonial India, with Japanese assistance. Initially composed of Indian prisoners of war captured by Japan in the Malayan campaign and at Singapore, it later drew volunteers from Indian expatriate population in Malaya and Burma. Initially formed in 1942 immediately after the fall of Singapore under Mohan Singh, the first INA collapsed in December that year before it was revived under the leadership of Subhas Chandra Bose in 1943 and proclaimed the army of Bose's Arzi Hukumat-e-Azad Hind (The Provisional Government of Free India). This second INA fought along with the Imperial Japanese Army against the British and Commonwealth forces in the campaigns in Burma, Imphal and Kohima, and later, against the successful Burma Campaign of the Allies. The end of the war saw a large number of the troops repatriated to In ...
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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