Japan at War: An Encyclopedia

Editor: Perez, Louis G.
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 978-1-59-884741-3
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 50
Book Status: Pending
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This compelling reference focuses on the events, individuals, organizations, and ideas that shaped Japanese warfare from early times to the present day.

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Table of Contents

  • Guide to Related Topics by Era
  • Guide to Related Topics by Subject
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • REFERENCE ENTRIES
  • A
  • Ainu, Military Resistance to
  • Aizawa Seishisai (1782–1863)
  • Aizu Samurai Spirit
  • Akihito (Heisei), Emperor (b. 1933)
  • Amau Doctrine
  • American Anti-alien Movement
  • AMPO: United States–Japan Security Treaty (1951)
  • Anglo-Japanese Alliances (1902–1921)
  • Anti-Comintern Pact (1936)
  • Anti-Japanism in China
  • Anti-Narita Airport Movement
  • Araki Sadao (1877–1966)
  • Ashikaga Takauji (1305–1358)
  • Atomic Bombs: Surrender of Japan (August 15, 1945)
  • Azuma kagami
  • B
  • Bakumatsu Fencing Schools and Nationalism
  • Bataan, Battle of (1941–1942)
  • Bataan Death March (April 1942)
  • Beheiren: Anti-Vietnam War Movement
  • Bikini Island Atomic Tests (1946–1958)
  • Boissonade de Fontarabie, Gustave Émile (1825–1910)
  • Boshin Civil War (1867–1868)
  • Boshin Civil War, Causes
  • Boshin Civil War, Consequences
  • Boxer Rebellion (1898–1900)
  • Buddhism Copes with Imperialism (1900–1945)
  • Buke Shohatto
  • Bunmei kaika
  • Burma Air Campaign (1941–1942)
  • Bushidō in Japanese Sports
  • Bushidō in Japanese Sports
  • C
  • Christian Era, Suppression (Fumi-e)
  • Civil Wars (1467–1570), Causes
  • Civil Wars (1467–1570), Consequences
  • Civil Wars, Sengoku Era (1467–1570)
  • Cloister Government (Insei)
  • Colonization of Hokkaidō
  • Colonization of Taiwan (1895–1945)
  • Comfort Women
  • Continental Adventurers (Tairiku Rōnin)
  • Coral Sea, Battle of (May 7–8, 1942)
  • Corregidor, Battle of (April–May 1942)
  • D
  • Dōmei News Agency (Dōmei Tsūshinsha)
  • Doolittle Raid (April 18, 1942)
  • Dutch on Deshima (1641–1859)
  • E
  • Early Meiji (1868–1890) Political Reforms
  • Early Mytho-histories: Kojiki and Nihon shōki
  • Emigrants from Japan
  • Enomoto Takeaki (1836–1908)
  • F
  • February 26 Incident (1936)
  • Firearms in Premodern Japan
  • Fujiwara Family
  • Fukuzawa Yukichi
  • G
  • Gen'yōsha Nationalism
  • Gilbert Islands Campaign (November 1943)
  • Go-Daigo
  • Golovnin Affair (1811–1813)
  • Gordon, Beate Sirota (b. 1923)
  • Gōtō Shinpei
  • Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere
  • Great Kanto Earthquake (1923)
  • Guadalcanal, Land Battle for (August 1942–February 1943)
  • Guam, Battle for (July 21–August 10, 1944)
  • H
  • Hakkō Ichiu
  • Hansan, Battle of (1592)
  • Hara-kiri (Seppuku)
  • Hara Takashi (1856–1921)
  • Harris, Townsend (1804–1878)
  • Hashimoto Kingoro (1890–1957)
  • Heike monogatari
  • Heusken, Henry (1832–1861)
  • High Treason Incident (1910–1911)
  • Himiko-Iyo Succession Crisis (Third Century C.E.)
  • Hiratsuka Raichō
  • History Textbooks Controversy
  • Hitotsubasi Keiki (Tokugawa Yoshinobu) (1827–1913)
  • Hogen-Heiji-Gempei Wars (12th Century)
  • Hôjô Masako (1157–1225)
  • Hōjō Tokimune (1251–1284)
  • Hong Kong, Battle of (December 8–25, 1941)
  • I
  • Ichi-gō Campaign (April–December 1944)
  • Ichikawa Fusae (1893–1981)
  • Ienaga Saburō (1913–2002)
  • Ii Naosuke (1815–1860)
  • Ikeda Hayato (1899–1965)
  • Ikkō Ikki
  • Imjin War
  • Inoue Kaoru (1836–1915)
  • International Military Tribunal for the Far East (1946–1949)
  • Ishiwara Kanji (1889–1949)
  • Isshi Incident
  • Itagaki Taisuke (1837–1919)
  • Itō Hirobumi
  • Itō Noe (1895–1923)
  • Itō Yūko (1843–1913)
  • Iwakura Mission (1871–1873)
  • Iwakura Tomomi (1825–1883)
  • Iwo Jima, Battle for (February 19–March 26, 1945)
  • J
  • Jiang Jieshi (Ch'iang K'ai-shek) (1887–1975)
  • Jimmu Tennō (711 B.C.E.?–585 B.C.E.?)
  • Jingū Kōgō
  • Jiyu Minken Undo
  • Jôkyû War of 1221
  • K
  • Kagoshima, Bombardment of
  • Kakitsu Disturbance
  • Kakure Kirishitan (750)
  • Kamakura Bakufu (1185–1333)
  • Kamikaze (Tokkōtai)
  • Katsu Kaishū (1823–1899)
  • Kawakami Soroku (1848–1899)
  • Kimigayo (National Anthem)
  • Kim Ok-kyun (1851–1894)
  • Kita Ikki (1883–1937)
  • Kitabatake Chikafusa (1293–1354)
  • Kokutai and Ultra-nationalism
  • Komura Jutarō (1855–1911)
  • Konoe Fumimaro (1891–1946)
  • Korea Added to the Empire (1905–1910)
  • Korean War (1950–1952)
  • Kōtoku Shūsui (1871–1911)
  • Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi
  • Kwantung Army Adventurism (1926–1936)
  • L
  • Language: Change in the Sixth to Eighth Centuries
  • Language: Change in the 19th to 20th Centuries
  • Law on Assembly and Political Association of 1890
  • League of Nations, Mandates
  • Leyte Gulf, Battle of (October 23–26, 1944)
  • London Naval Conference
  • Loyalist Verse (Shishi-gin)
  • M
  • MacArthur, Douglas (1880–1964)
  • Malaya Campaign (1941–1942)
  • Manchukuo
  • Manila, Battle for (February 3–March 3, 1945)
  • Maria Luz Incident (1872)
  • Maruyama Masao (1914–1996)
  • Matsudaira Sadanobu
  • Matsukata Masayoshi (1835–1924)
  • Matsuoka Yōsuke (1880–1946)
  • May Fourth Movement (1919)
  • Meiji Constitution (1890)
  • Meiji Economic Reforms (1870–1880s)
  • Meiji Emperor (1852–1912)
  • Meiji-Era Peasant Uprisings
  • Meiji Ishin Shishi
  • Meiji Land Tax (1873)
  • Meiji Press Laws
  • Midway, Battle of (June 3–6, 1942)
  • Minamoto Yoritomo (1147–1199)
  • Minamoto Yoshitsune (1159–1189)
  • Minobe Tatsukichi (1873–1948)
  • Mishima Yukio (1925–1970)
  • Mito School
  • Mongol Invasions of Japan (1274, 1281)
  • Mukden Incident: Lytton Report
  • Muromachi Bakufu (1338–1573)
  • Musha-e (Warrior Prints)
  • Mutsu Munemitsu (1844–1897)
  • N
  • Namamugi Incident
  • Nanjing Massacre
  • Nara (Heijō-kyō) to Heian-kyō
  • Nativism, Rise of
  • Navy, Modernized (1868–1894)
  • New Guinea Campaign (March 8, 1942–September 13, 1945)
  • New Religions in Imperial and Postwar Japan
  • Newsreels
  • Nichiren (1222–1282)
  • Ninja
  • Nishi Amane (1829–1897)
  • Nitobe Inazō (1862–1933)
  • Nitta Yoshisada (1301–1338)
  • Nogi Maresuke
  • Nomonhan/Khalhin-Gol, Battle of (1939)
  • Nozu Michitsura (1842–1907)
  • O
  • Occupation of Japan
  • Oda Nobunaga (1534–1582)
  • Ōshio Yoshio (1659–1703) and the 47 Rōnin
  • Okinawa, Invasion of (Operation Iceberg, March–June 1945)
  • Oku Yasukata (1846–1930)
  • Ōkubo Toshimichi
  • Ōkuma Shigenobu (1838–1922)
  • Ōnin War (1467–1477)
  • Organ Theory of the State
  • Orientalism
  • Osaka Castle, Battle of (1614–1615)
  • Ōshio Heihachirō (1793–1837)
  • Ōtori Keisuke (1833–1911)
  • Otsu Incident (1891)
  • Ōyama Iwao (1842–1916)
  • Oyatoi Gaikokujin
  • P
  • Pacifism
  • Pal, Radhabinod (1886–1967)
  • Pan-Asianism
  • Party Cabinets (1918–1933)
  • Peace Preservation Law (1925)
  • Pearl Harbor, Attack on (1941)
  • Perry, Matthew (1794–1858)
  • Philippine Sea, Battle of (June 19–21, 1944)
  • Port Arthur Siege (1904–1905)
  • Portsmouth Treaty
  • Postwar Politics
  • Pu-yi (Henry) (1906–1967)
  • Q
  • Qingdao, Siege of (August 23–November 7, 1914)
  • R
  • Red Army (Sekigun)
  • Rice Riots (1918)
  • Right-Wing Politics in Japan (1945–Present)
  • Rise of the Modern Army (1868–1894)
  • Ritsu-ryō
  • Russian Invasion of Manchuria (1945)
  • Russian Neutrality Pact (1941)
  • Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905)
  • Russo-Japanese War, Causes
  • Russo-Japanese War, Consequences
  • S
  • Saga Rebellion (1874)
  • Saigō Takamori (1827–1877)
  • Saigō Tsugumichi (1843–1901)
  • Saionji Kinmochi (1849–1940)
  • Sakamoto Ryōma (1836–1867)
  • Sakoku (1633–1854)
  • Sakuradamon Incident (1860)
  • San Francisco Peace Treaty (1951)
  • Sankin kōtai (Alternate Attendance)
  • Sasakawa Ryōichi (1899–1995)
  • SatChō Oligarchy
  • Satō Eisaku (1901–1975)
  • Seikanron
  • Seinan (Satsuma) Rebellion (1877)
  • Seito (Bluestockings) (1911–1916)
  • Sekigahara, Battle of (1600)
  • Self-Defense Forces (Jieitai), from the Bomb to Iraq
  • Senninbari and “Comfort Bags,”
  • Sensō-e (War Prints)
  • Shanghai, Battle of (August 13–November 9, 1937)
  • Shiba Ryōtarō and Bushidō
  • Shidehara Kijuro (1872–1951)
  • Shimabara Rebellion (1637–1638)
  • Shimoda Treaty (1858)
  • Shimonoseki, Bombardment of (1863–1864)
  • Shimonoseki, Treaty of
  • Shōen and Rise of Bushi
  • Shōtoku Taishi (573–621 C.E.)
  • Shōwa Emperor (Hirohito) (1901–1989)
  • Shōwa Restoration
  • Siberian Intervention
  • Siemens-Vickers Scandal (1914)
  • Singapore, Battle for (February 8–15, 1942)
  • Sino-Japanese War (1894–1895)
  • Sino-Japanese War, Causes
  • Sino-Japanese War, Consequences
  • Sōhei (“Monk Warriors”)
  • Sonno-jōi
  • South Manchurian Railway
  • Southern Court (Yoshino)
  • State Shintō
  • State Shintō, Exporting to the Colonies
  • Sun Yat-sen (1866–1925) and the Japanese
  • T
  • Taiheiki
  • Taika Reforms
  • Taira-no-Masakado (died 940)
  • Taishō Emperor (1879–1926)
  • Taiwan Expedition (1874)
  • Takahashi Korekiyo (1854–1936)
  • Takeda Shingen (1521–1573)
  • Tanaka Chigaku (1861–1939)
  • Tanaka Giichi (1864–1929)
  • Tanaka Memorial
  • Tanuma Okitsugu (1719–1788)
  • Tarawa, Battle of (November 20–24, 1943)
  • Tenko (Political Conversion)
  • Tōgō Heihachirō (1848–1934)
  • Tōjō Hideki (1884–1948)
  • Tokugawa Bakufu Political System
  • Tokugawa Bakumatsu Military Reforms
  • Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543–1616)
  • Tokugawa Loyalism: Boshin War
  • Tokugawa Nariaki (1800–1860)
  • Tokyo, Bombing of (March 9–10, 1945)
  • Tokyo Rose (1916–2006)
  • Tôyama Mitsuru (1855–1944)
  • Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536–1598)
  • Tripartite Pact
  • Triple Intervention
  • Tsushima, Battle of (1905)
  • Twenty-One Demands (1915)
  • U
  • Uchida Yasuya (Kōsai) (1865–1936)
  • Uchimura Kanzô (1861–1930)
  • Unequal Treaties
  • Unit 731
  • V
  • Versailles Treaty (1919)
  • Violence in Wartime Cinema
  • W
  • Warrior Tales
  • Washington Naval Conference (1921–1922)
  • Western Medicine in Imperial Japan
  • Women during World War II: Kokubo Fujinkai and Aikoku Fujinkai
  • World War I
  • World War I, Causes
  • World War I, Consequences
  • World War II
  • World War II, Consequences
  • World War II, Continental Theater
  • World War II, Japanese Atrocities
  • World War II, Pacific Theater
  • World War II, Southwest Pacific Theater
  • X
  • Xi'an Incident (1936)
  • Y
  • Yalu River, Battle of (1894)
  • Yalu River, Battle of (1904)
  • Yamagata Aritomo (1838–1922)
  • Yamamoto Gonnohyōe (1852–1933)
  • Yamamoto Isoroku (1884–1943)
  • Yamashita Tomoyuki (1885–1946)
  • Yasukuni Shrine Controversy
  • Yosano Akiko (1878–1942)
  • Yoshida Shigeru (1878–1967)
  • Yoshida Shōin (1831–1859)
  • Young Officer Movement
  • Z
  • Zaibatsu
  • Zen Buddhism and Militarism
  • Zen Buddhism in Japanese Sports
  • Zengakuren
  • Zhang Zuolin (1873–1928)
  • Primary Documents
  • Seventeen-Article Constitution,604
  • Charter Oath, 1868
  • Imperial Rescript for Soldiers and Sailors, 1882
  • Imperial Rescript on Education, 1890
  • Korean-Japanese Treaty (1894)
  • Japanese Treaty of Korean Annexation (1910)
  • League of Nations: Report on Japanese Invasion of Manchuria, 1933
  • Potsdam Declaration, July 26, 1945
  • The Constitution of Japan, 1947
  • United States–Japan Security Treaty, 1951
  • Chronology
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Editor and Contributors
  • About the Editor