History UsefulNotes / ImperialJapan

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.
6th Feb '17 3:31:02 PM 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. Japanese nationalists have emphasized indirect deaths and shifted the responsibility for them onto other parties (Allied bombing, weather, banditry) while revising direct kills downward to "prove" that the IJA was basically innocent of all the "slurs" placed upon it by pernicious and inexplicably anti-Japanese foreigners, and non-Japanese Asian nationalists have emphasized direct killings (and elided indirect ones) to "prove" that all Japanese people are irredeemably sadistic and rapacious cannibal-daemons.

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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. Japanese nationalists have emphasized indirect deaths and shifted the responsibility for them onto other parties (Allied bombing, weather, banditry) while revising direct kills downward to "prove" that the IJA was basically innocent of all the "slurs" placed upon it by pernicious and inexplicably anti-Japanese foreigners, and non-Japanese Asian nationalists have emphasized direct killings (and elided indirect ones) to "prove" that all Japanese people are irredeemably sadistic and rapacious cannibal-daemons.
purposes.
6th Feb '17 3:13:51 PM 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 at least 2 million Chinese combatants, [=POWs=], and civilians the vast majority of some 10-20 million were killed ''indirectly'' 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. Japanese nationalists have emphasized indirect deaths and shifted the responsibility for them onto other parties (Allied bombing, weather, banditry) while revising direct kills downward to "prove" that the IJA was basically innocent of all the "slurs" placed upon it by pernicious and inexplicably anti-Japanese foreigners, and non-Japanese Asian nationalists have emphasized direct killings (and elided indirect ones) to "prove" that all Japanese people are irredeemably sadistic and rapacious cannibal-daemons.

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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 at least 2 up to 10 million Chinese combatants, [=POWs=], civilians, along with a great many other [=POWs=] and civilians noncombatants, the vast majority of some 10-20 other 10 million were killed ''indirectly'' 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. Japanese nationalists have emphasized indirect deaths and shifted the responsibility for them onto other parties (Allied bombing, weather, banditry) while revising direct kills downward to "prove" that the IJA was basically innocent of all the "slurs" placed upon it by pernicious and inexplicably anti-Japanese foreigners, and non-Japanese Asian nationalists have emphasized direct killings (and elided indirect ones) to "prove" that all Japanese people are irredeemably sadistic and rapacious cannibal-daemons.
6th Feb '17 1:18:49 PM MAI742
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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 or so Chinese civilians and a couple of million non-combatants and [=POWs=], the other 10-20 million merely died of [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou starvation-related diseases]] due to the seizure of crops, 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]].

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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, that while Japanese forces ''directly'' directly killed up to 10 at least 2 million or so Chinese combatants, [=POWs=], and civilians and a couple of million non-combatants and [=POWs=], the other vast majority of some 10-20 million merely died of were killed ''indirectly'' by [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou starvation-related diseases]] due to the seizure of crops, 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]].
parties[[/note]]. These figures have been abused for propaganda purposes. Japanese nationalists have emphasized indirect deaths and shifted the responsibility for them onto other parties (Allied bombing, weather, banditry) while revising direct kills downward to "prove" that the IJA was basically innocent of all the "slurs" placed upon it by pernicious and inexplicably anti-Japanese foreigners, and non-Japanese Asian nationalists have emphasized direct killings (and elided indirect ones) to "prove" that all Japanese people are irredeemably sadistic and rapacious cannibal-daemons.
6th Feb '17 3:51:21 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 or so Chinese civilians and a couple of million combatants and [=POWs=], the other 10-20 million merely died of [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou starvation-related diseases]] due to the seizure of crops, 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]].

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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 or so Chinese civilians and a couple of million combatants non-combatants and [=POWs=], the other 10-20 million merely died of [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou starvation-related diseases]] due to the seizure of crops, 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]].
6th Feb '17 3:48:38 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 Japanese forces only ''directly'' killed half a million or so Chinese civilians and a couple of million combatants and [=POWs=]. The other 10-20 million merely died of [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou starvation-related diseases]] due to the seizure of crops, 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]].

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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 that, while Japanese forces only ''directly'' killed half a up to 10 million or so Chinese civilians and a couple of million combatants and [=POWs=]. The [=POWs=], the other 10-20 million merely died of [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou starvation-related diseases]] due to the seizure of crops, 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]].
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