History UsefulNotes / ImperialJapan

6th Dec '17 8:07:47 PM CountessPaglione
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The UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar was the result of Japanese gung-ho militarism -- though not in the sense one might expect. It was actually Chinese nationalism, which had been incensed by Japan's actions in particular since the Sino-Japanese War of 1895 and the seizure of the warlord Zhang Xueliang's territory[[note]] The Three Eastern Provinces, aka 'Manzhouguo' or 'Manchuria'[[/note]] in 1931, [[TheDogBitesBack that sparked the latest round of border-incidents in the summer of 1937 into a full-blown war]]. Ironically, figures within the Imperial General Staff and Army had in 1937 just begun to appreciate the fact that antagonising [[UsefulNotes/ChiangKaiShek Chiang Kai-Shek's]] [[UsefulNotes/NoMoreEmperors anti-socialist party-state]] was unproductive given the mutual threat posed by Soviet Russia.

The Manchurian Incident, which was when the Japanese Army started a war in Northeast China with a declaration after the invasion, [[InsaneTrollLogic just like they would for Pearl Harbor and they did for the Russo-Japanese War, just to have an excuse that they tried to contact but no one was there to answer or the message got lost.]] The army stationed to "protect" its puppet-state, Manchuria, had a soldier who was unaccounted for, [[InsaneTrollLogic and with no reason concluded the evil Chinese must have kidnapped and killed him.]] The real reason was, in a militaristic government, the Imperial Navy and the Imperial Japanese Army was competing for glory and recognition, and the Army needed a huge military campaign to succeed in order to erase their shame during the Russo-Japanese war and one-up the successful Imperial Japanese Navy. When successful, this would garner support and cement them as the true force in serving "His Imperial Majesty." This would later result in the Navy doing the same with Pearl Harbor. Which would again reciprocated by the IJA's foray into Imphal and battling in Singapore, Burma, and India.

[[BrickJoke/ The missing soldier later came back, as he had been having an especially long bowel movment session in the stalls.]] But all the IJA needed was an excuse anyway, so they continued the invasion.

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The UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar was the result of Japanese gung-ho militarism -- though not in the sense one might expect. It was actually Chinese nationalism, which had been incensed by Japan's actions in particular since the Sino-Japanese War of 1895 and the seizure of the warlord Zhang Xueliang's territory[[note]] [[note]] The Three Eastern Provinces, aka 'Manzhouguo' or 'Manchuria'[[/note]] in 1931, [[TheDogBitesBack that sparked the latest round of border-incidents in the summer of 1937 into a full-blown war]]. Ironically, figures within the Imperial General Staff and Army had in 1937 just begun figured slavery of China was too great an endeavor to appreciate the fact that take on yet, and antagonising [[UsefulNotes/ChiangKaiShek Chiang Kai-Shek's]] [[UsefulNotes/NoMoreEmperors anti-socialist party-state]] was unproductive given the mutual threat posed by Soviet Russia.

Russia. While they were building up for war, one incident sparked by the lesser officers would start it off prematurely.

The Manchurian Incident, Incident which sparked the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar which was when the Japanese Army started a war in Northeast China with a declaration after the invasion, [[InsaneTrollLogic just like they would for Pearl Harbor and they did for the Russo-Japanese War, just to have an excuse that they tried to contact but no one was there to answer or the message got lost.]] The army stationed to "protect" its puppet-state, Manchuria, had a soldier who was unaccounted for, [[InsaneTrollLogic and with no reason concluded the evil Chinese must have kidnapped and killed him.]] The real reason was, in a militaristic government, the Imperial Navy and the Imperial Japanese Army was competing for glory and recognition, and the Army needed a huge military campaign to succeed in order to erase their shame during the Russo-Japanese war and one-up the successful Imperial Japanese Navy. When successful, this would garner support and cement them as the true force in serving "His Imperial Majesty." This would later result in the Navy doing the same with Pearl Harbor. Which would again reciprocated by the IJA's foray into Imphal and battling in Singapore, Burma, and India.

[[BrickJoke/ The [[BrickJoke (The missing soldier later came back, as he had been having an especially long bowel movment session in the stalls.]] But all the IJA needed was an excuse anyway, so they continued the invasion.
invasion.)
6th Dec '17 8:02:34 PM CountessPaglione
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After the Allies withdrew from Vladivostok following the capture and execution of Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak, leader of the White Russian Army, the Japanese elected to stay on. This was essentially down to a [[DirtyCommunists fear of Communism]] effectively on their doorstep; some had hopes that they would be able to establish a Siberian puppet-state as a buffer to help protect the Empire. The continued Japanese presence concerned the USA, who were increasingly wary of what they saw as Japanese expansionism--which they considered a bad thing, even in the more-civilised European powers. Although Japan later withdrew due to risings costs and diplomatic pressure--amidst further rioting and public disorder back home, as the deployment of so many troops overseas had caused a domestic rice shortage which compounded the people's disappointment and anger at being ordered around by the foreign powers--the United States and Britain were much more wary about Japanese territorial ambitions after that point. Britain's chosen approach was to gradually disengage from the political side of Imperialism in the Far East, increasingly leaving 'formal Imperialism' (where you plant flags in places and call them yours) to Japan. France, whose interests in Asia were fewer but more formal--as per French Indochine--did much the same in its approach to China at least. The USA, which had always preferred to leave China open to trade from all countries,[[note]]The US had both principled and self-interested reasons for this position. On principle, colonialism was controversial in the US, and as a result it was the first imperial power to more-or-less make good on the promise of "development" for its formal colonies--although its BananaRepublic ''in''formal colonies had no such luck--giving them all real internal autonomy by the end of the 1920s. More importantly, however, was the fact that the US could send its goods to China more easily than the Europeans: America has a Pacific coast![[/note]] settled for watching this business from afar and condemning it in increasingly more patronising and adversarial language.

It should be noted that in many of these wars and conflicts, the European powers praised the Japanese for their conduct during the war. Many Russian and German prisoners found Japanese forces to be quite gentlemanly, and such prisoners were treated quite well until their release. Some German prisoners even emigrated to Japan after the First World War having become enamored with the Japanese due to the excellent treatment they received as prisoners. The Koreans and Manchurian Chinese, however, present a much more critical view of Japan during this time period, although it is agreed that, overall, the Japanese Imperial forces behaved with restraint--especially in comparison with how they behaved later.

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After the Allies withdrew from Vladivostok following the capture and execution of Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak, leader of the White Russian Army, the Japanese elected to stay on. This was essentially down to a [[DirtyCommunists fear of Communism]] effectively on their doorstep; some had hopes that they would be able to establish a Siberian puppet-state as a buffer to help protect the Empire. The continued Japanese presence concerned the USA, who were increasingly wary of what they saw as Japanese expansionism--which they considered a bad thing, even in the more-civilised European powers. Although Japan later withdrew due to risings costs and diplomatic pressure--amidst further rioting and public disorder back home, as the deployment of so many troops overseas had caused a domestic rice shortage which compounded the people's disappointment and anger at being ordered around by the foreign powers--the having their rice requisitioned off and driving domestic prices up--the United States and Britain were much more wary about Japanese territorial ambitions after that point. Britain's chosen approach was to gradually disengage from the political side of Imperialism in the Far East, increasingly leaving 'formal Imperialism' (where you plant flags in places and call them yours) to Japan. France, whose interests in Asia were fewer but more formal--as per French Indochine--did much the same in its approach to China at least. The USA, which had always preferred to leave China open to trade from all countries,[[note]]The US had both principled and self-interested reasons for this position. On principle, colonialism was controversial in the US, and as a result it was the first imperial power to more-or-less make good on the promise of "development" for its formal colonies--although its BananaRepublic ''in''formal colonies had no such luck--giving them all real internal autonomy by the end of the 1920s. More importantly, however, was the fact that the US could send its goods to China more easily than the Europeans: America has a Pacific coast![[/note]] settled for watching this business from afar and condemning it in increasingly more patronising and adversarial language.

It should be noted that in many of these wars and conflicts, the European powers praised financially backed and lauded the Japanese for their conduct during the war. war [[ValuesDissonance to ridicule Russians for losing to a yellow monkey.]] [[note]]Slavs weren't really considered "full Europeans" back then and were the butt end of ridicule for looneys trying to imitate the superior Western Europeans. [[/note]] [[note]]Also note that they are not aware of the levels of incompetency involved with the Imperial Japanese Army during their campaign on mainland.[[/note]] Many Russian and German prisoners found Japanese forces to be quite gentlemanly, and such prisoners were treated quite well until their release. Some German prisoners even emigrated to Japan after the First World War having become enamored with the Japanese due to the excellent treatment they received as prisoners. prisoners because Japan is still groveling to the Western Powers for favors. The Koreans and Manchurian Chinese, however, present a much more critical view of Japan during this time period, although it is agreed that, overall, the as land was robbed and given free to Japanese Imperial forces behaved land lords and the natives were forced to register as tenant farmers with restraint--especially in comparison high rent designed to be impossible to ever pay off, land was upturned to mine out minerals, indigenous animals were hunted to extinction for pelts, and farms with how they behaved later.
various crops designed to weather through famine was demolished and forced to singly produce rice for the growing military which was getting ready to invade mainland China. Those lands were mere beachheads and supply points for the real conquest.



Do note that "The Manchurian Incident", an older and highly euphemistic Japanese name for the latter, is considered highly offensive by the Chinese and is subject to {{Kotobagari}} because: #1 it implies that the IJA's actions were in some way legitimate and #2 it implies that 'the Three Eastern/Northern Provinces' and their people have a claim to semi-autonomy/independence). This was followed up by such incidents as the Battle of Shanghai (1932) and ongoing economic warfare in Northern China, where the Japanese military tried to undermine the Chinese Nationalists' central government by supporting regional (separatist) warlords and smuggling huge quantities of goods either banned (i.e. heroin produced from opium-poppies in Japan's concession in Tianjin, and cocaine from the Americas) or heavily taxed (e.g. medium-quality cigarettes). After four years of brutal, [[ForeverWar seemingly-endless regular and partisan warfare]], it eventually merged into the whole mess that was UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Japanese forces were involved in disgusting war crimes--primarily involving Prisoners of War and civilians--which in the space of two years blackened what had until then been a fairly good reputation.

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The Manchurian Incident, which was when the Japanese Army started a war in Northeast China with a declaration after the invasion, [[InsaneTrollLogic just like they would for Pearl Harbor and they did for the Russo-Japanese War, just to have an excuse that they tried to contact but no one was there to answer or the message got lost.]] The army stationed to "protect" its puppet-state, Manchuria, had a soldier who was unaccounted for, [[InsaneTrollLogic and with no reason concluded the evil Chinese must have kidnapped and killed him.]] The real reason was, in a militaristic government, the Imperial Navy and the Imperial Japanese Army was competing for glory and recognition, and the Army needed a huge military campaign to succeed in order to erase their shame during the Russo-Japanese war and one-up the successful Imperial Japanese Navy. When successful, this would garner support and cement them as the true force in serving "His Imperial Majesty." This would later result in the Navy doing the same with Pearl Harbor. Which would again reciprocated by the IJA's foray into Imphal and battling in Singapore, Burma, and India.

[[BrickJoke/ The missing soldier later came back, as he had been having an especially long bowel movment session in the stalls.]] But all the IJA needed was an excuse anyway, so they continued the invasion.

Do note that "The Manchurian Incident", an older and highly euphemistic Japanese name for the latter, is considered highly offensive by the Chinese and is subject to {{Kotobagari}} because: #1 it implies that the IJA's actions were in some way legitimate and #2 it implies that 'the Three Eastern/Northern Provinces' and their people have a claim to semi-autonomy/independence). This was followed up by such incidents as the Battle of Shanghai (1932) and ongoing economic warfare in Northern China, where the Japanese military tried to undermine the Chinese Nationalists' central government by supporting regional (separatist) warlords and smuggling huge quantities of goods either banned (i.e. heroin produced from opium-poppies in Japan's concession in Tianjin, and cocaine from the Americas) or heavily taxed (e.g. medium-quality cigarettes). After four years of brutal, [[ForeverWar seemingly-endless regular and partisan warfare]], it eventually merged into the whole mess that was UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Japanese forces were involved in disgusting war crimes--primarily involving Prisoners of War and civilians--which in the space of two years blackened what had until then been a fairly good reputation.
reputation among the Europeans whom they feared (they never had any mercy for peoples they already successfully enslaved, though).
26th Nov '17 5:35:51 PM nombretomado
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** It is even more evident if one compares the original manga with its anime adaptation. The manga author is known for his somewhat revanchist views, and among the story two protagonists he largely concentrates on a downtime one, Kusaka, a principled and decisive intelligence officer who, after learning the future history and undergoing somewhat of a HeelRealisation, decided to stick to the "[[MyCountryRightOrWrong if wrong to be set right]]" side and get rid ImperialJapan of everything what isn't right with it, [[TheUnfettered whether the nation wants it or not]]. His uptime counterpart Kadomatsu is instead portrayed as a mulling milquetoast who never ever displays any initiative and can only react to the others' doings and spout pacifistic slogans. The anime is much more reconciliatory in tone and largely centers on Kadomatsu, ironically [[BrokenAesop without removing his indecisiveness or giving him a stronger conviction in his ideals.]]

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** It is even more evident if one compares the original manga with its anime adaptation. The manga author is known for his somewhat revanchist views, and among the story two protagonists he largely concentrates on a downtime one, Kusaka, a principled and decisive intelligence officer who, after learning the future history and undergoing somewhat of a HeelRealisation, decided to stick to the "[[MyCountryRightOrWrong if wrong to be set right]]" side and get rid ImperialJapan Imperial Japan of everything what isn't right with it, [[TheUnfettered whether the nation wants it or not]]. His uptime counterpart Kadomatsu is instead portrayed as a mulling milquetoast who never ever displays any initiative and can only react to the others' doings and spout pacifistic slogans. The anime is much more reconciliatory in tone and largely centers on Kadomatsu, ironically [[BrokenAesop without removing his indecisiveness or giving him a stronger conviction in his ideals.]]



* ''Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere'' is a [[http://www.guromanga.com/read/kagayake-daitoua-kyoueiken#.UPtJQR1EGSo guro manga with surprisingly little]] {{Gorn}}, however [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin it does follow the titular concept]] and ends with it being a roaring success. Essentially a humiliation comic, a meteorite that makes only females grow to giant size hits Japan. Rather than follow standard obvious logic and merely have giant busty samurai ladies wield giant mile-long-firing bows, they do some...interesting modifications to replace their tanks with ko-gals and other highschool riffraff. Much much much MUCH weirder than it sounds. The lack of gorn is due to the fact most tanks are taken out off to the side in the background, it is much more about the training of these tankwomen and showering them with the '''loving adoration of the Imperial Spirit''' and other good propagandistic stuffs, then they are followed through training as they must be broken of their filthy European/American liberalism thought processes and basic human modesty to become just and great imperial war machines. The most insane part has to be pages 150-154 where there are actually worked out schematics for how the tankwomen function and a little afterwards when they discuss how to get the tanks shells to fire...more...properly. [[{{Squick}} It should be obvious by now they certainly aren't spitting these shells...]] As to UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan content, lets just say if the nudity and humiliation were removed and it aired, Japan would quickly find themselves [[BerserkButton under attack by the rest of the Pacific nations.]] [[RefugeInAudacity For no apparent reason, by the way,]] Japan's idea works wonderfully and wins them many victories so the allied nations steal bits of the meteorite and copy Japan's tank-girl technology. This is just one very strange manga from beginning to end.

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* ''Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere'' is a [[http://www.guromanga.com/read/kagayake-daitoua-kyoueiken#.UPtJQR1EGSo guro manga with surprisingly little]] {{Gorn}}, however [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin it does follow the titular concept]] and ends with it being a roaring success. Essentially a humiliation comic, a meteorite that makes only females grow to giant size hits Japan. Rather than follow standard obvious logic and merely have giant busty samurai ladies wield giant mile-long-firing bows, they do some...interesting modifications to replace their tanks with ko-gals and other highschool riffraff. Much much much MUCH weirder than it sounds. The lack of gorn is due to the fact most tanks are taken out off to the side in the background, it is much more about the training of these tankwomen and showering them with the '''loving adoration of the Imperial Spirit''' and other good propagandistic stuffs, then they are followed through training as they must be broken of their filthy European/American liberalism thought processes and basic human modesty to become just and great imperial war machines. The most insane part has to be pages 150-154 where there are actually worked out schematics for how the tankwomen function and a little afterwards when they discuss how to get the tanks shells to fire...more...properly. [[{{Squick}} It should be obvious by now they certainly aren't spitting these shells...]] As to UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan Imperial Japan content, lets just say if the nudity and humiliation were removed and it aired, Japan would quickly find themselves [[BerserkButton under attack by the rest of the Pacific nations.]] [[RefugeInAudacity For no apparent reason, by the way,]] Japan's idea works wonderfully and wins them many victories so the allied nations steal bits of the meteorite and copy Japan's tank-girl technology. This is just one very strange manga from beginning to end.



* The FightingGame ''VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf'' is ambiented in a {{dystopia}}n Earth that is clearly inspired by both ThoseWackyNazis and ImperialJapan. TheProtagonist, Akatsuki, is an officer of said world's former [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Navy]], who has spent several years [[HumanPopsicle frozen]] after a botched mission in the Arctic Pole; when he wakes up 50 years after the world's equivalent of WWII, he's pursued by many people [[LivingMacGuffin due to the knowledge and power he holds]].

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* The FightingGame ''VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf'' is ambiented in a {{dystopia}}n Earth that is clearly inspired by both ThoseWackyNazis and ImperialJapan.Imperial Japan. TheProtagonist, Akatsuki, is an officer of said world's former [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Navy]], who has spent several years [[HumanPopsicle frozen]] after a botched mission in the Arctic Pole; when he wakes up 50 years after the world's equivalent of WWII, he's pursued by many people [[LivingMacGuffin due to the knowledge and power he holds]].
26th Nov '17 5:35:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere'' is a [[http://www.guromanga.com/read/kagayake-daitoua-kyoueiken#.UPtJQR1EGSo guro manga with surprisingly little]] {{Gorn}}, however [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin it does follow the titular concept]] and ends with it being a roaring success. Essentially a humiliation comic, a meteorite that makes only females grow to giant size hits Japan. Rather than follow standard obvious logic and merely have giant busty samurai ladies wield giant mile-long-firing bows, they do some...interesting modifications to replace their tanks with ko-gals and other highschool riffraff. Much much much MUCH weirder than it sounds. The lack of gorn is due to the fact most tanks are taken out off to the side in the background, it is much more about the training of these tankwomen and showering them with the '''loving adoration of the Imperial Spirit''' and other good propagandistic stuffs, then they are followed through training as they must be broken of their filthy European/American liberalism thought processes and basic human modesty to become just and great imperial war machines. The most insane part has to be pages 150-154 where there are actually worked out schematics for how the tankwomen function and a little afterwards when they discuss how to get the tanks shells to fire...more...properly. [[{{Squick}} It should be obvious by now they certainly aren't spitting these shells...]] As to ImperialJapan content, lets just say if the nudity and humiliation were removed and it aired, Japan would quickly find themselves [[BerserkButton under attack by the rest of the Pacific nations.]] [[RefugeInAudacity For no apparent reason, by the way,]] Japan's idea works wonderfully and wins them many victories so the allied nations steal bits of the meteorite and copy Japan's tank-girl technology. This is just one very strange manga from beginning to end.

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* ''Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere'' is a [[http://www.guromanga.com/read/kagayake-daitoua-kyoueiken#.UPtJQR1EGSo guro manga with surprisingly little]] {{Gorn}}, however [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin it does follow the titular concept]] and ends with it being a roaring success. Essentially a humiliation comic, a meteorite that makes only females grow to giant size hits Japan. Rather than follow standard obvious logic and merely have giant busty samurai ladies wield giant mile-long-firing bows, they do some...interesting modifications to replace their tanks with ko-gals and other highschool riffraff. Much much much MUCH weirder than it sounds. The lack of gorn is due to the fact most tanks are taken out off to the side in the background, it is much more about the training of these tankwomen and showering them with the '''loving adoration of the Imperial Spirit''' and other good propagandistic stuffs, then they are followed through training as they must be broken of their filthy European/American liberalism thought processes and basic human modesty to become just and great imperial war machines. The most insane part has to be pages 150-154 where there are actually worked out schematics for how the tankwomen function and a little afterwards when they discuss how to get the tanks shells to fire...more...properly. [[{{Squick}} It should be obvious by now they certainly aren't spitting these shells...]] As to ImperialJapan UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan content, lets just say if the nudity and humiliation were removed and it aired, Japan would quickly find themselves [[BerserkButton under attack by the rest of the Pacific nations.]] [[RefugeInAudacity For no apparent reason, by the way,]] Japan's idea works wonderfully and wins them many victories so the allied nations steal bits of the meteorite and copy Japan's tank-girl technology. This is just one very strange manga from beginning to end.
15th Nov '17 12:16:31 PM Shamrock95
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It should be noted that despite Imperial Japan's horrific war crimes and allying a [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany genocidal regime]], Japan was ironically one of the safe havens for Jews during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. This is mainly because unlike many European countries, Japan never had a history of fervent anti-Semitism due the Japan's history of resisting the influence of Christianity in their lands. While Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda ''did'' made its way into Japan and the Nazi regime did pressure Japan to extradite or implement the Nazi racial policies throughout their empire, Japan refused to do so noted that 1) The Jewish population within the Japanese empire is ''very'' minimal, meaning it's completely meaningless to hunt down a religious minority within a huge Empire that can only be traveled within the sea, 2) The Japanese do not want to further anger the Allied forces that would result in more repercussions from the Allies, 3) The Japanese ''did'' bought into the Nazi anti-Semetic propaganda, but for a completely different reason, since Japan lacking a history of anti-Semitism and strong influence of Christianity in Japan, the Japanese see the Jews as ''valuable assets'' to the Japanese empire for wealth and science instead (In addition, many of the Nazi propaganda compared the Jews to 'Asiatic/Mongoloid' inferior race, which more or less [[InsultBackfire backfired on the Nazis]] since the Nazis ''did'' see the Japanese people to be inferior to the "Aryan" race). Nevertheless, anti-Semitism never hit mainstream in Japan, as many Jews fleeing from the Holocaust did manage to flee to Japan and integrate into Japanese society. There is even a Japanese diplomat, Chiune Sugihara, who risked his career to save thousands of Jewish lives, and the Imperial Japanese government relocated many Jews in various parts of their empire (one of which is the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Ghetto Shanghai Ghetto]]).

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It should be noted that despite Imperial Japan's its horrific war crimes and allying with a [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany genocidal regime]], Japan was ironically one of the safe havens for Jews during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. This is mainly because unlike many European countries, Japan never had a history of fervent anti-Semitism due the Japan's to their history of resisting the influence of Christianity in their lands. While Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda ''did'' made make its way into Japan Japan, and the Nazi regime did pressure Japan to extradite or implement the Nazi racial policies throughout their empire, Japan refused to do so noted that 1) for three main reasons:

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anti-Semitism never hit became mainstream in Japan, as many Jews fleeing from the Holocaust did manage to flee to Japan there and integrate into Japanese society. There is was even a Japanese diplomat, Chiune Sugihara, who risked his career to save thousands of Jewish lives, and the Imperial Japanese government relocated many Jews in various parts of their empire (one of which is the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Ghetto Shanghai Ghetto]]).
13th Oct '17 2:28:08 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'' features many ships from the IJN made into {{Moe Anthropomorphism}}s, although a number of non-IJN vessels (such as those of the IJA and even some foreign militaries) get the same treatment as well.
* Many games in the ''VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo'' series (the exceptions being ''1941: Counter Attack'' and ''19XX: The Battle Against Destiny'') have you playing as an American pilot taking on the forces of the IJN. Which is odd, given that the series itself is made by [[Creator/{{Capcom}} a Japanese company]].
7th Sep '17 12:31:13 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** The ''other'' ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' prequel, ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoHen'' [[note]](and its own prequel, ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun'')[[/note]] is supposed to happen around 8 or 10 years after ''Genbu Kaiden'', meaning it's probably set in between 1932 and 1935.

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** The ''other'' ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' prequel, ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoHen'' ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoSenki'' [[note]](and its own prequel, ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun'')[[/note]] is supposed to happen around 8 or 10 years after ''Genbu Kaiden'', meaning it's probably set in between 1932 and 1935.1935. [[spoiler: ''Byakko Senki's'' first chapter, however, begins in 1923 too... with [[DownerEnding Suzuno being orphaned in the Great Kanto Earthquake]].]]
1st Sep '17 3:48:22 PM nombretomado
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** It's also a common sight in Hetalia fanfiction and ''especially'' DarkFic, with Japan receiving either DracoInLeatherPants or RonTheDeathEater treatment depending on the fan writer. I.e, Japan/Taiwan J-Fen fanart set in this make him the first via portraying him as Taiwan's KnightInShiningArmor, while the... [[BrokenBase infamous]] fanfic AllHeEverWanted has him as the second via portraying him as a total LawfulEvil bastard who manipulates everyone around him and specially England.

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** It's also a common sight in Hetalia fanfiction and ''especially'' DarkFic, with Japan receiving either DracoInLeatherPants or RonTheDeathEater treatment depending on the fan writer. I.e, Japan/Taiwan J-Fen fanart set in this make him the first via portraying him as Taiwan's KnightInShiningArmor, while the... [[BrokenBase infamous]] fanfic AllHeEverWanted ''FanFic/AllHeEverWanted'' has him as the second via portraying him as a total LawfulEvil bastard who manipulates everyone around him and specially England.
30th Aug '17 11:36:42 PM blerg223
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* [[MagnificentBastard Tomoyuki Yamashita]]: General Yamashita was Japanís Rommel. He was a brilliant strategist best known for his blitzkrieg bluff conquest of Malaya and Singapore and causing the biggest British capitulation in history. Hideki Tojo saw him as a rival for power and had him [[ReassignedToAntarctica relocated to Manchuria]]. He was one of the nicer members of the Japanese high command and on one occasion after a hospital full of Allied personnel massacre he had the instigators executed and personally apologized. He was executed as a war criminal after the Japanese surrender for being unable to stop his soldiers' crimes in what became known as the Yamashita Principal.


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* [[MagnificentBastard Tomoyuki Yamashita]]: General Yamashita was Japanís Rommel. He was a brilliant strategist best known for his blitzkrieg bluff conquest of Malaya and Singapore and causing the biggest British capitulation in history. Hideki Tojo saw him as a rival for power and had him [[ReassignedToAntarctica relocated to Manchuria]]. He was one of the nicer members of the Japanese high command and on one occasion after a hospital full of Allied personnel massacre he had the instigators executed and personally apologized. He was executed as a war criminal after the Japanese surrender for being unable to stop his soldiers' crimes in what became known as the Yamashita Principal.

Principle.

28th Aug '17 1:30:31 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** The ''other'' ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' prequel, ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun'' is supposed to happen around 8 or 10 years after ''Genbu Kaiden'', meaning it's probably set in between 1932 and 1935.

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** The ''other'' ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' prequel, ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun'' ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoHen'' [[note]](and its own prequel, ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun'')[[/note]] is supposed to happen around 8 or 10 years after ''Genbu Kaiden'', meaning it's probably set in between 1932 and 1935.
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