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  • Japanese State Of Mind And Perception
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    The East vs. The West: Racism The Asia / Pacific War proved to be a war that went far beyond that of defending the ideals of humanity or even trying to suppress or augment ones power by means of territory. This definitive outbreak and ongoing military rampage dove to the most critical and hateful ideals of our time: racism. Beliefs discerning the fundamental differences between the East vs. the West fueled a time and place of misconceptions, blind followings and mass race hatred. The stereotypes...
  • Occupation Of Japan By The Allied Powers
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    During the era of the weak emperor Taisho (1912-26), the political power shifted from the oligarchic clique (genro) to the parliament and the democratic parties. In the First World War, Japan joined the Allied powers, but played only a minor role in fighting German colonial forces in East Asia. At the following Paris Peace Conference of 1919, Japan's proposal of amending a 'racial equality clause' to the covenant of the League of Nations was rejected by the United States, Britain and Australia. ...
  • Economic Miracle Period In The 1960's Japan
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    Discuss the occupation of Japan from 1945 to 1952. What effects did the purges have on political and business leadership in Japan and to what degree did this action have on the continuity or discontinuity between pre-war and post-war elites? What actions led SCAN to "reverse" its policies from around 1948? What were the aims and goals of the occupation forces? The occupation of Japan began in August 1945 and ended in April 1952. General MacArthur was the first Supreme Commander. The entire opera...
  • Minamoto And Taira Families
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    In the year 710, the first permanent Japanese capital was established in Nara, a city modelled after the Chinese capital. Large Buddhist monasteries were built in the new capital. The monasteries quickly gained such strong political influence that, in order to protect the position of the emperor and central government, the capital was moved to Naga oka in 784, and finally to Heian (Kyoto) in 794 where it should remain for over one thousand years. One characteristic of the Nara and Heian periods ...
  • China And Japan From 1500 To 1800
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    China and Japan From 1500 to 1800, China and Japan tried to politically and economically established their countries in very different ways. Japan fought war after war for a century before they changed their ways. China on the other hand slowly established a government and used education as a tool to be politically and economically strong. Japan would later do the same. China was one of the most politically and economically strong countries during 1500-1800. The state was identified as family. I...
  • Bomb On Japan
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    Hiroshima: the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb It was a beautiful morning on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. Little did anybody know that that morning would be remembered as one of the most important and tragic days in United States History. The Japanese had been planning the attack on Pearl Harbor since September of that year. The plans were told to the pilots on October 5th and the order to begin the attack was given on December 5th. On December 8, 1941, President Frank...
  • Meaning Japan
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    Japan Changes From Military to Economic Power after World War II Japan was controlled by an emperor people thought to be god before the World War II. They were technologically advanced in military weaponry and armory. The country was control by military power for years and had plans to dominate the world. Not until when the United State join the World War II, the fate of Japan changed forever. Japan suffered a quick defeat by the US. The US dropped two atomic bombs in two large cities in Japan t...
  • Japan Without Reliance Upon The Atomic Bomb
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    The United States decision to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima was more of a diplomatic measure calculated to intimidate the Soviet Union in the post-Second-World-War era rather than a strictly military measure designed to force Japans unconditional surrender. The United States Governments decision was influenced somewhat by popular sentiment of the war. Japan had an army of an estimated 5 million people. In his memoirs, Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson wrote: I was informed that such operatio...
  • Usa Into The War
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    World War II Japan committed what some would consider suicide, when their aircraft bombed Pearl Harbor. 1 Pearl Harbor was the most important day of World War II. This was the first strike towards the US. making them enter the war. Even though the US. had been involved a little before this. The attack prompted full entrance of the US. into the war. Japan wanted to not depend on white imperialist nations, like Britain, France, Netherlands and the USA. But, they needed materials from other countri...
  • Atomic Bomb On Japan
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    World War 2 Introduction World War 2 was one of the many wars that occurred during the 20th century. During this brutal war many countries, people, and history were changed. The the Germans and Japanese forces allowed them to take over kill many of people. Now, years later, from a different point of view, the Germans and Japanese accomplished nothing but just killing innocent people. The greediness behind the Germans and Japanese in the 20th century would forever. How Did This War Start The Germ...
  • Tokyo War Crime Trials
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    John Dower's "Embracing Defeat" truly conveys the Japanese experience of American occupation from within by focusing on the social, cultural, and philosophical aspects of a country devastated by World War II. His capturing of the Japanese peoples' voice let us, as readers, empathize with those who had to start over in a "new nation". The initial terms of surrender were laid out in the Potsdam Declaration of July 26, 1945, in which the United States, Great Britain, and China all participated. But...
  • War On Japan
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    WORLD WAR TWO The second world was is the ugliest brutally violent emotionally damaging war ever. Through out this term paper I will use various references to inform you about how the United States wanted to stay out of the dangers of war with powerful ruthless countries. How Americans battled through many conflicts and various attacks, and finally builds up to the mighty United States of America becoming a huge world power. The war came about because of the depression. The world powers were str...
  • Tojo As His Vice Minister Of War
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    Tojo Hideki lived from 1884-1948 and he was a Japanese political and military leader. The premier who ordered the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, he personified Japanese militarism. Tojo Eiko (his name before he became premier) was born in Tokyo on Dec. 30 1884. The son of an army general, he graduated from the Japanese Military Academy in 1905, and 10 years later completed with honors his studies at the army war college. After World War I, he became an exponent of the theory of total war. As he...
  • Germany And Japan
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    The Aims of Germany and Japan The 1930's were a tumultuous time. After World War I, the Allied powers seemed determined to preserve peace, but Germany and Japan held a shared goal of world domination. In two memorandums about the plans of Germany and Japan, U.S. officials make the position that the United States should take plain: mobilize and be ready for war, but do not provoke it. In other words, Speak softly but carry a big stick. Although Germany and Japan had a few similar goals and ideas,...
  • Japan The Sino Japanese War
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    "In reality the Sino-Japanese war (1894) had little significance for both the participants and other nations". How far do you agree or disagree with this statement Contrary to the above statement, the Sino-Japanese War had important ramifications in Asia and internationally. Firstly, the outcome of the war had great significance in both China and Japan, it's participants. It also resulted in reverberations around the international community concerning the new power allocations in Asia that would...
  • Atomic Bomb As Military Weapon On Japan
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    In July 1945,150 atomic scientists were polled by the directors of the Manhattan Project (the group has directed the making of the first atom bomb). They were asked whether and how the weapon should be used against Japan. The dropping of the atomic bomb was very hard decision for Americans. President Truman made a correct, even excellent choice of using the atomic bomb as military weapon on Japan. US showed to world that only we had very strong atomic weapon. Also, we wanted Japan to surrender q...
  • Stories Of Japanese Soldiers
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    They had volunteered to kill themselves in the belief that they would be the famous frontline of an avenging force. Now the Kamikazes had struck the first blows and indefinite delays were being declared, causing the men to feel that their lives were to be squandered. And on the battlefields knowing their deaths were near, the Japanese waited for American soldiers to find their dugouts so they could kill as many Americans before their own deaths. Lack of presidential skills, bad relations with th...
  • Japan's Victory Over The Pacific Islands
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    Prior to the 20th century Japan was basically a self-contained, independent nation with little international ties. Japan, a great power since it defeated Russia in the 1905 Russo-Japanese War, was engulfed by sever economic depression. The Japanese economy and its people had suffered greatly through the Great Depression and began to sympathise with countries such as Germany and Italy who suffered greatly also. Like Germany and Italy, Japan replaced a parliamentary system with a fascist one under...
  • Japanese Attack On Pearl Harbour
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    Early on the morning of December 7, 1941, people on the island of Hawaii, were awoken by explosions. The United States of America had been suddenly and deliberately attacked by the Empire of Japan, the target; Pearl Harbour. This attack was the turning point in World War II. Like a 'sleeping giant' the United States also awoke to its responsibilities. Pearl Harbour changed public opinion in the US and marked the entrance of the United States into the war with Japan. It also aligned the full forc...
  • Japan's Civil War
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    The Japanese Civil War was important for many reasons. It was important because without it, the Japanese people wouldn't have been able to gain freedom from dictatorship rule. Also very importantly, the Japanese would not have been able to get rid of the class system. If the war had not have happened, there would probably still be samurai. Soon after the war, a law was made prohibiting the use of or even carrying around a sword. And lastly, speaking on a personal interest of mine, I have enjoyed...

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