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* LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms has a ''kaiyaku'' (people from Earth swept into the kingdoms) named Suzu Ooki, who comes from Meiji-era Japan. Right before she's brought into the action, she's seen wearing a ''hakama'' and getting ready to begin working as a maid for a rich Tokyo family.
* Manga/FistOfTheBlueSky, prequel of Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar, takes place in China and stars Kenshiro Kasumi who came from Imperial Japan but is highly apathetic to their politics.

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* LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'' has a ''kaiyaku'' (people from Earth swept into the kingdoms) named Suzu Ooki, who comes from Meiji-era Japan. Right before she's brought into the action, she's seen wearing a ''hakama'' and getting ready to begin working as a maid for a rich Tokyo family.
* Manga/FistOfTheBlueSky, ''Manga/FistOfTheBlueSky'', the prequel of Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar, to ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', takes place in China and stars Kenshiro Kasumi who came from Imperial Japan but is highly apathetic to their politics.



* It may not look it, but ''Manga/KimetsuNoYaiba'' is actually set in the Taishou Era. The only hint of this in the early parts of the story (which is easily mistaken for a JidaiGeki setting) is the presence of electric lights in the town Tanjirou visits.

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* It may not look it, but ''Manga/KimetsuNoYaiba'' is actually set in the Taishou Era. The only hint of this in the early parts of the story (which is easily mistaken for a JidaiGeki setting) is the presence of electric lights electrical wiring in the town Tanjirou visits.visits. It becomes much more obvious as of Chapter 13/Episode 7 when Tanjirou and Nezuko arrive in Asakusa, Tokyo and are blindsided by the presence of electric lights on every street corner and trolleys driving down the streets.



* ''Film/MyWay'' which tells the story of a Korean subject who is sentenced to serve in the Imperial Japanese Army for starting a riot after he was disqualified in favor of a Japanese Olympic hopeful. They serve in the same unit and are station in the northern Manchurian frontier, where they are captured by the Soviets and are later forced to fight against the Germans in the Eastern Front, where they are captured and forced to defend the Normandy beaches during D-Day, and are ultimately captured by American G.I.s'.
* ''Film/FlowersOfWar'', starring [[Creator/ChristianBale Christian Bale]] as an European posing as a priest during the Nanking Massacre in order to protect [[SexSlave a number of Chinese schoolgirls from being used to "comfort" Japanese soldiers.]]

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* ''Film/MyWay'' which tells the story of a Korean subject who is sentenced to serve in the Imperial Japanese Army for starting a riot after he was disqualified in favor of a Japanese Olympic hopeful. They serve in the same unit and are station in the northern Manchurian frontier, where they are captured by the Soviets and are later forced to fight against the Germans in the Eastern Front, where they are captured and forced to defend the Normandy beaches during D-Day, and are ultimately captured by American G.I.s'.
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* ''Film/FlowersOfWar'', starring [[Creator/ChristianBale Christian Bale]] Creator/ChristianBale as an European posing as a priest during the Nanking Massacre in order to protect [[SexSlave a number of Chinese schoolgirls from being used to "comfort" Japanese soldiers.]]


* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolOfTheDead'', the Takagi family are ''Uyoku Dantai'' -- e.g. militant right wing traditionalists, revisionists and ultra nationalists. This is admitted outright in the manga but toned down in the anime.

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* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolOfTheDead'', ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'', the Takagi family are ''Uyoku Dantai'' -- e.g. militant right wing traditionalists, revisionists and ultra nationalists. This is admitted outright in the manga but toned down in the anime.



* It may not look it, but ''Manga/KimetsuNoYaiba'' is actually set in the Taishou Era. The only hint of this in the early parts of the story (which is easily mistaken for a JidaiGeki setting) is the presence of electric lights in the town Tanjirou visits.



* ''Recap/TintinTheBlueLotus''

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* ''Recap/TintinTheBlueLotus''''Recap/TintinTheBlueLotus'' takes place in 1931 China. It even features [[BeenThereShapedHistory Tintin witnessing the Mukden Incident]] that serves as the excuse for Imperial Japan to begin its occupation of China.


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* The ''Literature/JokerGame'' franchise all occurs between 1937-1941 focusing on the D Agency, a fictional intelligence agency set up by the Imperial Japanese Army to keep tabs on China and the European powers.


* ''VideoGame/{{Cytus}}'' has a chapter of tracks representing the history of Taiwan, with "Empire of Japan" depicting Taiwan under Japanese occupation. It is noticably more gentle than most other tracks in the chapter, as Taiwan was one of the better-treated countries by the Japanese empire.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Cytus}}'' has a chapter of tracks representing the history of Taiwan, with "Empire of Japan" depicting Taiwan under Japanese occupation. It is noticably more gentle than most other tracks in the chapter, as Taiwan was one of the better-treated countries by the Japanese empire.Empire.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Cytus}}'' has a chapter of tracks representing the history of Taiwan, with "Empire of Japan" depicting Taiwan under Japanese occupation. It is noticably more gentle than most other tracks in the chapter, as Taiwan was one of the better-treated countries by the Japanese empire.


* Creator/AkiraKurosawa's 1946 film ''Film/NoRegretsForOurYouth'' is about the persecution of student radicals, ironically from a man who likely had quite a bit to regret from his own youth in the wartime propaganda film industry.

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* Creator/AkiraKurosawa's Creator/AkiraKurosawa got his start in movies making wartime propaganda flicks like ''Film/SanshiroSurigataPartII'' (judo warrior has to fight an Ugly American) and especially ''Film/TheMostBeautiful'' (women workers in a munitions plant, making precision lenses for the Emperor). After the war he felt guilty about this, and made 1946 film ''Film/NoRegretsForOurYouth'' is ''Film/NoRegretsForOurYouth'', about the persecution of anti-war student radicals, ironically from a man who likely had quite a bit to regret from his own youth in the wartime propaganda film industry.radicals.


* Noted Japanese film Auteur [[Creator/SeijunSuzuki Seijun Suzuki's]] ''Fighting Elegy'' uses a schoolboy obsessed with fighting as a metaphor for the early ''Showa'' era

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* Noted Japanese film Auteur [[Creator/SeijunSuzuki Seijun Suzuki's]] ''Fighting Elegy'' ''Film/FightingElegy'' uses a schoolboy obsessed with fighting as a metaphor for the early ''Showa'' era


* [[GodEmperor Emperor Hirohito]] [[note]] Note that calling an emperor by his personal name (in this case "Hirohito") is considered rude in Japanese culture. Emulating the rulers of the Song Empire (of China), about a millenia ago Japanese Emperors established a precedent of being called by their 'reign name'. Hirohito's reign name, and the name used if you want to be respectful to Hirohito, is 'Showa' (with a deep 'o', as in 'shawl'). [[/note]] : Hirohito was 124th Emperor of Japan during the Showa Period (1926-1989). In 1940 under Hirohito’s leadership, Japan signed the Tripartite pact with UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and UsefulNotes/FascistItaly. Hirohito chose hardlined General Hideki Tojo to prepare a policy review. Tojo along with the chiefs of staff for the Army and Navy convinced Hirohito to opt for war. Hirohito’s involvement in Japans war effort has been controversial to say the least with some saying that Hideki Tojo was forced to take all blame so Hirohito could save face and others saying that he was a puppet for Hideki Tojo and the leaders of the Japanese military. Though it should be noted that Emperors in Japan traditionally held little to no political power, and their roles are largely ceremonial. The Meiji Restoration, which was supposed to restore power to the Emperor, had been little more than just a slogan and a rallying cry. In reality, political power of the post-Meiji era was held in the hands of oligarchs comprised of the most powerful figures of the military and political spheres.

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* [[GodEmperor Emperor Hirohito]] [[note]] Note that calling an emperor by his personal name (in this case "Hirohito") is considered rude in Japanese culture. Emulating the rulers of the Song Empire (of China), about a millenia ago Japanese Emperors established a precedent of being called by their 'reign name'. Hirohito's reign name, and the name used if you want to be respectful to Hirohito, is 'Showa' (with a deep 'o', as in 'shawl'). [[/note]] : Hirohito was 124th Emperor of Japan during the Showa Period (1926-1989). In 1940 under Hirohito’s leadership, Japan signed the Tripartite pact with UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and UsefulNotes/FascistItaly. Hirohito chose hardlined General Hideki Tojo to prepare a policy review. Tojo along with the chiefs of staff for the Army and Navy convinced Hirohito to opt for war. Hirohito’s involvement in Japans war effort has been controversial to say the least with some saying that Hideki Tojo was forced to take all blame so Hirohito could save face and others saying that he was a puppet for Hideki Tojo and the leaders of the Japanese military. Though it should be noted that Emperors in Japan traditionally held little to no political power, and their roles are largely ceremonial. The Meiji Restoration, which was supposed to restore power to the Emperor, had been little more than just a slogan and a rallying cry. In reality, political power of the post-Meiji era was held in the hands of oligarchs comprised of the most powerful figures of the military military, economical and political spheres.


* [[GodEmperor Emperor Hirohito]] [[note]] Note that calling an emperor by his personal name (in this case "Hirohito") is considered rude in Japanese culture. Emulating the rulers of the Song Empire (of China), about a millenia ago Japanese Emperors established a precedent of being called by their 'reign name'. Hirohito's reign name, and the name used if you want to be respectful to Hirohito, is 'Showa' (with a deep 'o', as in 'shawl'). [[/note]] : Hirohito was 124th Emperor of Japan during the Showa Period (1926-1989). In 1940 under Hirohito’s leadership, Japan signed the Tripartite pact with UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and UsefulNotes/FascistItaly. Hirohito chose hardlined General Hideki Tojo to prepare a policy review. Tojo along with the chiefs of staff for the Army and Navy convinced Hirohito to opt for war. Hirohito’s involvement in Japans war effort has been controversial to say the least with some saying that Hideki Tojo was forced to take all blame so Hirohito could save face and others saying that he was a puppet for Hideki Tojo and the leaders of the Japanese military.

Though it should be noted that Emperors in Japan traditionally held little to no political power, and their roles are largely ceremonial. The Meiji Restoration, which was supposed to restore power to the Emperor, had been little more than just a slogan and a rallying cry. In reality, political power of the post-Meiji era was held in the hands of oligarchs comprised of the most powerful figures of the military and political spheres.

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* [[GodEmperor Emperor Hirohito]] [[note]] Note that calling an emperor by his personal name (in this case "Hirohito") is considered rude in Japanese culture. Emulating the rulers of the Song Empire (of China), about a millenia ago Japanese Emperors established a precedent of being called by their 'reign name'. Hirohito's reign name, and the name used if you want to be respectful to Hirohito, is 'Showa' (with a deep 'o', as in 'shawl'). [[/note]] : Hirohito was 124th Emperor of Japan during the Showa Period (1926-1989). In 1940 under Hirohito’s leadership, Japan signed the Tripartite pact with UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and UsefulNotes/FascistItaly. Hirohito chose hardlined General Hideki Tojo to prepare a policy review. Tojo along with the chiefs of staff for the Army and Navy convinced Hirohito to opt for war. Hirohito’s involvement in Japans war effort has been controversial to say the least with some saying that Hideki Tojo was forced to take all blame so Hirohito could save face and others saying that he was a puppet for Hideki Tojo and the leaders of the Japanese military.

military. Though it should be noted that Emperors in Japan traditionally held little to no political power, and their roles are largely ceremonial. The Meiji Restoration, which was supposed to restore power to the Emperor, had been little more than just a slogan and a rallying cry. In reality, political power of the post-Meiji era was held in the hands of oligarchs comprised of the most powerful figures of the military and political spheres.

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Though it should be noted that Emperors in Japan traditionally held little to no political power, and their roles are largely ceremonial. The Meiji Restoration, which was supposed to restore power to the Emperor, had been little more than just a slogan and a rallying cry. In reality, political power of the post-Meiji era was held in the hands of oligarchs comprised of the most powerful figures of the military and political spheres.


* [[FourStarBadass Isoroku Yamamoto]]: Admiral Yamamoto was one of the few moderate military leaders in the Japanese junta during World War 2. He was one of Japan's most well-travelled commanders, with his years spent in the USA giving him a much better conception of the American mindset (i.e. not exactly 'weak-willed' or 'craven'). This put him at odds with the Navy high command, many of whose members had (never left the country and so had) truly dismal understandings of their would-be 'enemies'.

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* [[FourStarBadass Isoroku Yamamoto]]: Yamamoto: Admiral Yamamoto was one of the few moderate military leaders in the Japanese junta during World War 2. He was one of Japan's most well-travelled commanders, with his years spent in the USA giving him a much better conception of the American mindset (i.e. not exactly 'weak-willed' or 'craven'). This put him at odds with the Navy high command, many of whose members had (never left the country and so had) truly dismal understandings of their would-be 'enemies'.


Paying both the indemnities of the Sino-Japanese War and then the reparations from Boxer Rebellion on top of that were a huge drain upon the resources of the rather-weak and weakening central government of the Empire of the Qing--which, amazingly, continued to limp on for a few years yet [[UsefulNotes/NoMoreEmperors until its final collapse and disintegration in the Revolution of 1911-12]]. On the other hand, the weakening and eventual disintegration of the Chinese central government established the unified nation-state of Japan as the new regional power in East Asia. There were a few ominous notes in all this, however. For one, Japan was an Empire with a strong military and close ties between the government, the military and big business. Second was the way Japan went about modernizing and responding to the interference of the colonial powers--via 'defensive Imperialism'. Take the Russo-Japanese war, for instance. Like the Sino-Japanese War, the war was basically fought over control of Korea; the Japanese claimed they were liberating it from foreign oppression. The Japanese started the war with a [[{{Foreshadowing}} surprise-attack sea-based invasion of Russian Korea and China]], which they [[AllOrNothing launched without sea superiority]]. It was concluded when Japan made a negotiated peace with the Russian Empire, the negotiations being Theodore Roosevelt's personal initiative [[{{Foreshadowing}} when it became clear that the War had ground to a stalemate that Russia could only win at a far higher cost than the Tsar was willing to pay.]] Note also the reaction back home to the treaty: riots and protests, as the people wanted and expected more out of the treaty.

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Paying both the indemnities of the Sino-Japanese War and then the reparations from Boxer Rebellion on top of that were a huge drain upon the resources of the rather-weak and weakening central government of the Empire of the Qing--which, amazingly, continued to limp on for a few years yet [[UsefulNotes/NoMoreEmperors until its final collapse and disintegration in the Revolution of 1911-12]]. On the other hand, the weakening and eventual disintegration of the Chinese central government established the unified nation-state of Japan as the new regional power in East Asia. There were a few ominous notes in all this, however. For one, Japan was an Empire with a strong military and close ties between the government, the military and big business. Second was the way Japan went about modernizing and responding to the interference of the colonial powers--via 'defensive Imperialism'. Take the Russo-Japanese war, for instance. Like the Sino-Japanese War, the war was basically fought over control of Korea; the Japanese claimed they were liberating it from foreign oppression. The Japanese started the war with a [[{{Foreshadowing}} surprise-attack sea-based invasion of Russian Korea and China]], China, which they [[AllOrNothing launched without sea superiority]]. It was concluded when Japan made a negotiated peace with the Russian Empire, the negotiations being Theodore Roosevelt's personal initiative [[{{Foreshadowing}} when it became clear that the War had ground to a stalemate that Russia could only win at a far higher cost than the Tsar was willing to pay.]] pay. Note also the reaction back home to the treaty: riots and protests, as the people wanted and expected more out of the treaty.


To compensate for these social forces a brutal disciplinary doctrine -- ostensibly based on that of the samurai, in reality based on a very selective interpretation of samurai values -- was adopted by the leaders. Historians usually point to the adoption of torture to "toughen" soldiers up and keep them in-line as the ultimate source of Japanese brutality during the Second Sino-Japanese and Second World Wars as per the principle of "knock-on aggression"[[note]] i.e. people who are abused are more likely to abuse others[[/note]]. Once a ready supply of "logs" was made available thanks to the capture of Chinese troops and urban centers from 1937 onwards, it is worth noting that making new recruits murder civilians or [=POWs=] [[note]] Technically they had a choice, albeit one along the lines of "stab him to death or we will beat you senseless every day for the six months"[[/note]] to "blood" them was made standard practice.

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To compensate for these social forces a brutal disciplinary doctrine -- ostensibly based on that of the samurai, in reality based on a very selective interpretation of samurai values -- was adopted by the leaders. Historians usually point to the adoption of torture to "toughen" soldiers up and keep them in-line as the ultimate source of Japanese brutality during the Second Sino-Japanese and Second World Wars as per the principle of "knock-on aggression"[[note]] i.e. people who are abused are more likely to abuse others[[/note]]. Once a ready supply of "logs" "[[DeadlyEuphemism logs]]" was made available thanks to the capture of Chinese troops and urban centers from 1937 onwards, it is worth noting that making new recruits murder civilians or [=POWs=] [[note]] Technically they had a choice, albeit one along the lines of "stab him to death or we will beat you senseless every day for the six months"[[/note]] to "blood" them was made standard practice.


* ''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 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.

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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]] 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 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.


* [[AssInAmbassador Tosuke Matsuoka]]: Tosuke Matsuoka was the Japanese Foreign Minister from the Manchurian Incident to the first few years of World War 2. He spent almost a decade studying in American in the late 19th Century and later joined the Japanese foreign ministry department. In 1933 he announced Japan’s decision to leave the League of Nations in a speech where he blamed China for the war because they were defying Japan. He signed the Tripartite Pact with Germany and Italy and pushed for a Japanese invasion of Eastern Russia.

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* [[AssInAmbassador Tosuke Matsuoka]]: Matsuoka: Tosuke Matsuoka was the Japanese Foreign Minister from the Manchurian Incident to the first few years of World War 2. He spent almost a decade studying in American in the late 19th Century and later joined the Japanese foreign ministry department. In 1933 he announced Japan’s decision to leave the League of Nations in a speech where he blamed China for the war because they were defying Japan. He signed the Tripartite Pact with Germany and Italy and pushed for a Japanese invasion of Eastern Russia.


The ''Dai Nippon Teikoku'' (Great Japanese Empire) was the political entity that ran UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} from 1868 to 1945. It was also known as [[UsefulNotes/{{Kotobagari}} "Dai-tou-a Kyoueiken" (Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere)]].

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The ''Dai Nippon Teikoku'' (Great Japanese Empire) was the political entity that ran UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} from 1868 to 1945.1947. It was also known as [[UsefulNotes/{{Kotobagari}} "Dai-tou-a Kyoueiken" (Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere)]].

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