Over the course of seven hours there were coordinated Japanese attacks on the U. Pacific fleet, capture oil fields in the Dutch East Indies , and maintain their sphere of influence of China, East Asia, and also Korea. Also, it was to expand the outer reaches of the Japanese Empire to create a formidable defensive perimeter around newly acquired territory. The decision by Japan to attack the United States remains controversial. Study groups in Japan had predicted ultimate disaster in a war between Japan and the U. However, the U. On September 4, , the Japanese Cabinet met to consider the war plans prepared by Imperial General Headquarters , and decided:.
List of wars involving Japan
BBC - History - World Wars: Japan's Quest for Empire
Liam Carrigan. For today two of the great passions of my life come into focus together. My love of Japan and my love for the greatest movie series of all time: Star Wars. The Japanese influence on Star Wars is a thread that runs through all six movies to date in the saga, and hopefully this trend will continue into Episode VII. Substitute primary antagonist Darth Vader for a feudal warlord, and the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO for a couple of lowly servants and you have pretty much the same movie. The Jedi order, whose fall and resurrection is a central plot thread running through all six movies to date, are also in some ways similar to the Samurai of old. Their code of honour, lifetime dedication to their craft and respect with which, in the prequel trilogy at least, they are regarded by wider society certainly draws many parallels with the Samurai of Feudal Japan.
Wars Involving Japan
It is characterized by a long period of clan warfare until the 12th century CE. This was followed by feudal wars that culminated in military governments known as the Shogunate. The aristocratic nobility were nominally above them. Feudal militarism transitioned to imperialism in the 19th century after the arrival of Admiral Perry and the elevation of Emperor Meiji. Japan was influenced by western colonial powers and Western imperialism in Asia.
First Sino-Japanese War -- The first conflict between China and Japan took place over who would control Korea, a small nation located between them. Japan defeated the technologically inferior Chinese forces, and gained control of Korea. Japan would rule Korea until the end of World War Two in Japan gained control of the Chinese Diaouy Islands. The Japanese name for this uninhabited island chain is the Senkaku Islands.