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  1. Mar 10, 2023 · Japan History: the Asia-Pacific War: Kamishibai. The unofficial English translation for the Furoya no Daichan kamishibai play. The moving story of Daichan, who as the son of a soldier, encourages the recycling of old nickel, copper, and cupronickel coins for military usage. Daichan’s father successfully destroyed an enemy aircraft carrier ...

  2. 1 day ago · After Midway and the exhausting attrition of the Solomon Islands campaign, Japan's capacity to replace its losses in materiel (particularly aircraft carriers) and men (especially well-trained pilots and maintenance crewmen) rapidly became insufficient to cope with mounting casualties, while the United States' massive industrial and training …

    • 4–7 June 1942
    • American victory, Destruction of all four Japanese aircraft carriers that participated in the battle, Sinkings of the USS Yorktown and Hammann, Turning point of the Pacific theater
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  4. 6 days ago · The great loss of life during the battle of Iwo Jima and other Pacific islands gave U.S. leaders an idea of the casualties that would happen with a mainland invasion. Of the 22,060 Japanese combatants entrenched on Iwo Jima, 21,844 died either from fighting or by ritual suicide.

  5. Mar 20, 2023 · For a Western power, occupying Japan at the end of the Second World War was never going to be easy. Having weathered the storm of Western imperialism in the late 19th century and trounced the Russian Empire in 1905, the country took on the task of creating ‘Asia for the Asians’ in the 1930s.

  6. Mar 20, 2023 · World War II 1946 Japanese war crimes trial begins In Tokyo, Japan, the International Military Tribunals for the Far East begins hearing the case against 28 Japanese military and government...

  7. Mar 19, 2023 · But this was not the real reason for Japan's surrender. The real reason was the dispatch of troops from the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union sent 1.57 million troops to attack the Japanese troops stationed in Northeast China. Seeing that allies suddenly turned into enemies, this directly disrupted Japan.