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  1. Storytelling , Self, Society , 2(1) (Fall 2005), pp. 21-31 Kamishibai as Propaganda in Wartime Japan Emily Horner Kamishibai is a form of picture storytelling that evolved in Japan at the beginning of the twentieth century. With the coming of World War II, it became one of the most widely used mediums for

  2. Jul 28, 2006 · Half the aircraft of the 23rd Air Flotilla lost in the first three months of the war were casualties of crackups on bad runways — partially due to weak landing gear and poor brakes, but mainly from bad terrain. Another 30 percent of the flotilla’s aircraft wore out and had to be scrapped. Only 18 of the 88 aircraft it wrote off went down in combat.

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  4. Apr 25, 2016 · (1) Japan picked a fight was an industrial super power which they never had a chance of winning once the war became one of attrition. (2) How Japan picked that war, and their conduct in the execution of that war when they had the upper hand was by most American accounts cruel, honor-less and pitiless and that's exactly the emotions they faced ...

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    Even by the grim standards of warfare, WWII was not a conflict lacking in human tragedies. In some Dark Twisted Fantasy sort of way, then, it seems almost fitting (though no less terrible) that the war ended with the ultimate tragedy: the use of nuclear weapons. That being said, a strong case can be made that Operation Downfall, at least as it was ...

    Tuesday marked the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, with August 9 marking the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Following the example set by former U.S. Ambassador to Japan John V. Roos, the current U.S. ambassador in Tokyo, Caroline Kennedy, attended the Hiroshima anniversary ceremony on Tuesday.

    Theres no question that the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were unspeakable tragedies. Although the exact death toll from the attacks will never be truly known, its nearly certain that at least 200,000 people perished in the two attacks. For this reason, I have no problem with President Obama reportedly offering to formally apologize to ...

    Nonetheless, I also believe that President Harry Trumans decision to use the atomic bombs against Japan almost certainly saved lives. This is undoubtedly true if one accepts the arguments of U.S. leaders at the time; namely, that not using the atomic bomb would have forced the U.S. to launch a full invasion of Japans home islands, and this would ha...

    Its impossible to know how many people would have perished if allied forces invaded Japan. However, given the stiff resistance U.S. and allied forces faced during the island-hopping campaign of the Pacific War, it would have been many, many times greater than the 200,000+ people that died from the atomic bombings. In fact, the casualties from the U...

    But Hiroshima and Nagasaki probably saved the most lives by demonstrating to the world the horrors of atomic warfare. Although the taboo against the use of nuclear weapons took decades to take develop, scholars like Nina Tannenwald have shown the important influence the atomic bombing of Japan had on early Cold War leaders views on the use of nucle...

  5. Aug 6, 2016 · SHARE. There is contentious debate among scholars about why Japan surrendered in World War II. Some believe the Aug. 15, 1945, declaration was the result of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima ...

  6. Why was the Japanese casualty rate so high in WWII? 1. Expectations of toughness - Japanese soldiers were expected to endure hardship and live off the land. 2. Poor attention to logistics - Because of No. 1, logistics was an after thought and overly optimistic. 3. Little or no attention to welfare. 4.

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