History UsefulNotes / ImperialJapan

16th Jul '17 10:15:28 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/JamesClavell's novel ''KingRat'' is set in a Japanese POW camp during WW2.
* Lord Russell's ''Knights Of Bushido'' is an ironically-named non-fiction account of systematic and random atrocities carried out by the Japanese in WW2. It's a fat and copiously illustrated account.

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* Creator/JamesClavell's novel ''KingRat'' is set in a Japanese POW camp during WW2.
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* Lord Russell's ''Knights Of Bushido'' is an ironically-named non-fiction account of systematic and random atrocities carried out by the Japanese in WW2.[=WW2=]. It's a fat and copiously illustrated account.
1st Jul '17 4:32:11 PM nombretomado
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Some of the more infamous bits of this were the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Massacre Nanjing Massacre]], the actions of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731 Unit 731]], and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataan_Death_March Bataan Death March]]. TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_war_crimes a page on it]]. However, it's worth noting that while Japanese forces directly killed up to 10 million Chinese civilians, along with a great many other [=POWs=] and noncombatants, the other 10 million were killed by [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou starvation-related diseases]] due to the seizure of crops and displacement of populations[[note]] Absolutely nobody wanted to live anywhere near a Japanese garrison, and as much as ''half'' the population of the occupied areas migrated (even if it was just to the next village) to avoid their raiding/'pacification' parties[[/note]]. These figures have been abused for propaganda purposes by both sides. Japanese nationalists have tried to revise direct kills downward to try and "prove" that the IJA was more innocent than it seemed, while anti-Japanese Asian nationalists have emphasized direct kills upward to try and "prove" that all Japanese themselves are irredeemably evil.

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Some of the more infamous bits of this were the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Massacre Nanjing Massacre]], the actions of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731 Unit 731]], and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataan_Death_March Bataan Death March]]. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_war_crimes a page on it]]. However, it's worth noting that while Japanese forces directly killed up to 10 million Chinese civilians, along with a great many other [=POWs=] and noncombatants, the other 10 million were killed by [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou starvation-related diseases]] due to the seizure of crops and displacement of populations[[note]] Absolutely nobody wanted to live anywhere near a Japanese garrison, and as much as ''half'' the population of the occupied areas migrated (even if it was just to the next village) to avoid their raiding/'pacification' parties[[/note]]. These figures have been abused for propaganda purposes by both sides. Japanese nationalists have tried to revise direct kills downward to try and "prove" that the IJA was more innocent than it seemed, while anti-Japanese Asian nationalists have emphasized direct kills upward to try and "prove" that all Japanese themselves are irredeemably evil.
8th Jun '17 12:02:44 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''OnwardTowardsOurNobleDeaths'' is a gekiga manga by Japanese war veteran and mangaka Shigeru Mizuki that harshly criticizes the Japanese war effort and graphically portrays the war as a futile and pointless campaign, depicting the horrific conditions Japanese soldiers endured, the unsympathetic commanding officers, and questioning the original intent of the war.

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* ''OnwardTowardsOurNobleDeaths'' ''Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths'' (Sōin Gyokusai Seyo!) is a gekiga manga by Japanese war veteran and mangaka Shigeru Mizuki that harshly Mizuki, published in TheSeventies and made into a TV series in 2007. It '''harshly''' criticizes the Japanese war effort and graphically portrays the war as a futile and pointless campaign, depicting the horrific conditions Japanese soldiers endured, the unsympathetic commanding officers, and questioning the original intent of the war.
8th Jun '17 11:58:31 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* The ''{{josei}}'' manga and OAV ''Manga/KaseiYakyoku'' takes place in 1923, with [[spoiler: the Great Kanto Earthquake]] having a vital role in the plot.
31st May '17 12:18:05 AM PaulA
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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixth_Column Sixth Column]]'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein is an SF novel written about a year before Pearl Harbor. In it, Imperian Japan has fused with the rest of Asia and conquered North America. Atrocities ensue. This novel was written in response to the imperial excesses of Japan at the time.

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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixth_Column Sixth Column]]'' ''Literature/SixthColumn'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein is an SF novel written about a year before Pearl Harbor. In it, Imperian Japan has fused with the rest of Asia and conquered North America. Atrocities ensue. This novel was written in response to the imperial excesses of Japan at the time.
29th Mar '17 7:02:17 PM Saveelich
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merry_Christmas_Mr_Lawrence Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence]] a 1983 movie written by Nagisha Oshima and Paul Mayersberg and based on Laurens van der Post's experiences during World War II as a prisoner of war as depicted in his works The Seed and the Sower (1963) and The Night of the New Moon (1970).

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merry_Christmas_Mr_Lawrence Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence]] ''Film/MerryChristmasMrLawrence'', a 1983 movie directed by Nagisa Oshima and written by Nagisha Oshima and Paul Mayersberg and based on Laurens van der Post's experiences during World War II as a prisoner of war as depicted in his works The ''The Seed and the Sower Sower'' (1963) and The ''The Night of the New Moon Moon'' (1970).
19th Feb '17 2:31:15 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* Saigon Singer by Van Wyck Mason dealt with recovering information on collaborators with the Dai Nippon Teikoku.
* ''March On, Sons Of Nippon'', song of the British HeavyMetal ''Tank'' about them at the start of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylyqoxh-cXk Shiroyama]]'', the third single off of Music/{{Sabaton}}'s eighth album, ''The Last Stand'', is about the Battle of Shiroyama, especially the bravery last samurai had in the face of a CurbStompBattle. The 350-500[[note]]The song specifically goes with 500[[/note]] Satsuma samurai are outnumbered 60:1 and armed with swords against Imperial guns - the fact that they even survive until dawn is impressive.
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* Saigon Singer by Van Wyck Mason dealt with recovering information on collaborators with the Dai Nippon Teikoku.
* ''March On, Sons Of Nippon'', song of the British HeavyMetal ''Tank'' about them at the start of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

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11th Feb '17 3:28:45 AM Saveelich
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The Greater Japanese Empire arose after the end of The Tokugawa Era, when Japan was wracked with two civil wars[[note]]while the period defined by the Bakumatsu and Boshin War tends to be remembered as relatively bloodless, in reality it marked one of the more violent chapters in Japanese history since the Sengoku period[[/note]] and casually battered by [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire British]] [[BritsWithBattleships ships]] after the murder of a businessman who failed to bow to a Samurai. The last Shogun of the House of Tokugawa was pressured to resign by the Domains of Satsuma and Chōshū, which first routed his armies and then declared their allegiance to the fifteen-year-old Emperor in preference to him. Crowned as the Emperor 'Meiji', the first years of his reign saw further conflict in the Boshin War of 1868-1869--Satsuma-Choshu realized that the Tokugawa stepping down was not enough to ensure their control given that a third of the country's best land was the Tokugawa's private property. So they seized it and made it and the entire country--together with their own Domains--a single administrative unit under the Emperor. For the first time Japan was a nation-state in anything more than in name only.

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The Greater Japanese Empire arose after the end of The the Tokugawa Era, when Japan was wracked with two civil wars[[note]]while the period defined by the Bakumatsu and Boshin War tends to be remembered as relatively bloodless, in reality it marked one of the more violent chapters in Japanese history since the Sengoku period[[/note]] and casually battered by [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire British]] [[BritsWithBattleships ships]] after the murder of a businessman who failed to bow to a Samurai. The last Shogun of the House of Tokugawa was pressured to resign by the Domains of Satsuma and Chōshū, which first routed his armies and then declared their allegiance to the fifteen-year-old Emperor in preference to him. Crowned as the Emperor 'Meiji', the first years of his reign saw further conflict in the Boshin War of 1868-1869--Satsuma-Choshu realized that the Tokugawa stepping down was not enough to ensure their control given that a third of the country's best land was the Tokugawa's private property. So they seized it and made it and the entire country--together with their own Domains--a single administrative unit under the Emperor. For the first time Japan was a nation-state in anything more than in name only.
7th Feb '17 4:51:43 AM drbob76
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Some of the more infamous bits of this were the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Massacre Nanjing Massacre]], the actions of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731 Unit 731]], and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataan_Death_March Bataan Death March]]. TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_war_crimes a page on it]]. However, it's worth noting that while Japanese forces directly killed up to 10 million Chinese civilians, along with a great many other [=POWs=] and noncombatants, the other 10 million were killed by [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou starvation-related diseases]] due to the seizure of crops and displacement of populations[[note]] Absolutely nobody wanted to live anywhere near a Japanese garrison, and as much as ''half'' the population of the occupied areas migrated (even if it was just to the next village) to avoid their raiding/'pacification' parties[[/note]]. These figures have been abused for propaganda purposes by both sides. Japanese nationalists have tried to revise direct kills downward to try and ''prove'' that the IJA was more innocent than it seemed, while anti-Japanese Asian nationalists have emphasized direct kills upward to try and "prove" that all Japanese themselves are irredeemably evil.

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Some of the more infamous bits of this were the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Massacre Nanjing Massacre]], the actions of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731 Unit 731]], and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataan_Death_March Bataan Death March]]. TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_war_crimes a page on it]]. However, it's worth noting that while Japanese forces directly killed up to 10 million Chinese civilians, along with a great many other [=POWs=] and noncombatants, the other 10 million were killed by [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou starvation-related diseases]] due to the seizure of crops and displacement of populations[[note]] Absolutely nobody wanted to live anywhere near a Japanese garrison, and as much as ''half'' the population of the occupied areas migrated (even if it was just to the next village) to avoid their raiding/'pacification' parties[[/note]]. These figures have been abused for propaganda purposes by both sides. Japanese nationalists have tried to revise direct kills downward to try and ''prove'' "prove" that the IJA was more innocent than it seemed, while anti-Japanese Asian nationalists have emphasized direct kills upward to try and "prove" that all Japanese themselves are irredeemably evil.
7th Feb '17 4:49:17 AM drbob76
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Some of the more infamous bits of this were the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Massacre Nanjing Massacre]], the actions of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731 Unit 731]], and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataan_Death_March Bataan Death March]]. TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_war_crimes a page on it]]. However, it's worth noting that while Japanese forces directly killed up to 10 million Chinese civilians, along with a great many other [=POWs=] and noncombatants, the other 10 million were killed by [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou starvation-related diseases]] due to the seizure of crops and displacement of populations[[note]] Absolutely nobody wanted to live anywhere near a Japanese garrison, and as much as ''half'' the population of the occupied areas migrated (even if it was just to the next village) to avoid their raiding/'pacification' parties[[/note]]. These figures have been abused for propaganda purposes.

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Some of the more infamous bits of this were the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Massacre Nanjing Massacre]], the actions of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731 Unit 731]], and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataan_Death_March Bataan Death March]]. TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_war_crimes a page on it]]. However, it's worth noting that while Japanese forces directly killed up to 10 million Chinese civilians, along with a great many other [=POWs=] and noncombatants, the other 10 million were killed by [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou starvation-related diseases]] due to the seizure of crops and displacement of populations[[note]] Absolutely nobody wanted to live anywhere near a Japanese garrison, and as much as ''half'' the population of the occupied areas migrated (even if it was just to the next village) to avoid their raiding/'pacification' parties[[/note]]. These figures have been abused for propaganda purposes.
purposes by both sides. Japanese nationalists have tried to revise direct kills downward to try and ''prove'' that the IJA was more innocent than it seemed, while anti-Japanese Asian nationalists have emphasized direct kills upward to try and "prove" that all Japanese themselves are irredeemably evil.
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