Comfort Women Stories: Imperial Japanese Involvement

Stories of the comfort women from World War II reveal acts committed by the Japanese Imperial Army.   Text: A lesser known tragedy of World War II is the plight of the Japanese comfort women. “Comfort...

Code-Named “Little Boy”

On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the first atomic bomb, making history as it killed thousands. Code-named “Little Boy,” the atomic bomb was used by the U.S. during World War II. Colonel...

Hiroshima And Nagasaki Today

The atomic bombings over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan were the first incidents in recorded history of the use of nuclear warfare. The powerful blasts were immediately responsible for the deaths of thousands of...

The Differences Between American and Japanese Aircraft Carriers During WWII

During World War II (WWII), there were many differences between the American (United States Navy—USN) and Japanese (Imperial Japanese Navy—IJN) aircraft carriers. This was largely to do with cultural and technological changes combined with...
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Ninjas: Japan’s First Secret Service

The period between the fifteenth and seventeenth century witnessed the rise of the ninja group. They were an important part of the illustrious history of Japan. Information about the ninjas continues to be passed...

The Kamikaze World War Two Battle

The Kamikaze meaning divine wind was a special attack unit. These people were part of the military aviators under the Japanese Special Unit who were used to initiate suicide attacks for Japan against the...

Hattori Hanzō was more than just a master swordsmith in Kill Bill

Merriam-Webster defines legacy as a gift by will of personal property. Hattori Hanzo passed down the beautiful rituals and folklore of ancient Japan. Hattori Hanzo, born 1542 in the Mikawa Province Japan, during a massive...

Why did Japan enter World War II?

Japan chose to announce war from 1852 to 1945, due to a profound ambition to avert the destiny of nineteenth centennial of China and to develop a dominant force. Beneficial to Japan, World War...

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