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Invading Southeast Asia, The Japanese Had Help

by Daniel Russ on September 14, 2015

Japanese POWs Capitalism tends to create enemies of those not born into its frameworks. It creates nationalists who look at their own country in a new light. The idyllic lifestyle enjoyed by Malaysian rice farmers was sorely missed when British and French and Dutch entrepreneurs bought large farms and began hiring locals and working them […]

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Timeline Of The War In The Pacific, First Year.

by Daniel Russ on January 25, 2014

    USS Bunker Hill Hit By Kamikazes.   There is a lesson here. The Japan fought extremely well at the exact same time that they were biting off more than they could chew. The inevitability of the win for the US became more apparent the closer US troops island hopped towards Japan. This first […]

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Tsuba.

July 25, 2013

Tsuba are the swordguards on Samurai swords. They are small round slabs of metal, about four ounces at most. In the center is a long traingular slot that fits around the blade. The tusba themselves were ornate and beautiful and quite creative and forged from bronze or pewter or brass or steel. Just like the […]

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Hiroshima And Nagasaki Did Not Convince Japan To Surrender.

April 15, 2013

  Bombing of Yokohama   .    B-29s Bombing of Yokohama . Bombing of Yokohama . Bombing of Yokohama . Bombing of Shizoku . Bombing of Gifu . Bombing of Ogasaki . Bombing of Toyama . The story so far.  Japan attacked American assets in the Pacific in World War II. We counterattacked. They fought us […]

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Pearl Harbor was just the opening move in Japan’s own blitzkrieg.

December 10, 2012

  HIJM Taiho Pearl Harbor wasn’t a singular event. It was the opening play in a long series of expansive territorial expropriations by the Imperial Japanese Network. It began in December 1926 when Hirohito took power as Emperor. By then Japan was already occupying Manchuria, a rich source of minerals and timber and other lucrative […]

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General “Lightnin” Joe Collins On How The Japanese And German Soldiers Differed In World War II.

November 25, 2012

  “They were radically different. The German was far more skilled than the Japanese. Most of the Japanese that we fought were not skilled men. Not skilled leaders. The German had a professional army. . . . The Japanese army was very much like ours in a sense. They had a small corps of officers […]

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Around Saipan The United States And The Imperial Japanese Brought The Biggest Ships And More Naval Firepower Than The World Had Seen Previously.

November 18, 2012

    Admiral Marc Mitscher   Dawn. June 17th 1944, the United States Navy is about to hammer Saipan in the drive to Marianna Islands. Airfields and other real estate features favored the Marianna’s Island as a staging area for B-29 bombers on the attack of the mainland. The strategy this revealed was the notion […]

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When Japan Surrendered In August 1945, Hiroo Onoda And Three Others Fought On For 30 Years.

October 17, 2012

  Hiroo Onoda Born on 3/19/1922. Hiroo Onoda is a former imperial Japanese army intelligence officer who refused to surrender in 1945. Onoda fought on until his commanding officer traveled to the island where he was in hiding  and ordered to lay down his arms. He was a second lieutenant.   With little more than […]

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The Kayaba Ka1 Auto Gyro, Japan’s First Helicopter.

October 4, 2012

    The Kayaba Ka-1 autogyro was the first armed machine of the autogyro/helicopter family to have been used in warfare. After seeing the 1939 US Kellet KD-1 single engine two seat auto gyro, the Japanese were keen to develop this as an artillery spotter. The Kayaba engineering team bought the American autogyrine and reverse […]

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UFO Sighting In Japan, 1606 AD

March 30, 2012
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  May 1606, Kyoto, Japan   Near Nijo Castle, Many people, including Samurai warriors watched in amazement as balls of fire were seen flying over Kyoto. One night, a giant ball of light resembling  red wheel appeared and hovered over Nijo Castle.   Source: Micheal Bougard, La Chronique Des OVNI, Delarge, 1977. Paris. Page 86. […]

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Video Testimony Of US Soldier In Japan Who Claims To Have Seen A Pterydactyl.

April 5, 2011

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The Amazing Clever Japanese Fu-Go Fire Balloon Bombs.

October 27, 2010

  On November 3rd, 1944, Japanese forces launched 9000 balloons carrying 15-kilogram incendiary bombs from Honshu Island east of the Japanese mainland, over the Pacific Ocean over the Western United States. These were called Fu-Go bombs and were considered revenge for the Doolittle Raids. Over a thousand of these landed in the US in 16 […]

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1931 Japanese Poster Of New Technologies And Future Life On The High Seas.

July 4, 2010

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So Much For Those Mineral Rights.

June 21, 2010

“Afghan President Hamid Karzai said this week that Japan — not the U.S. — takes priority over other nations when it comes to mining his country’s vast mineral deposits. Karzai made his proclamation during a five-day visit to Japan. Over that same time period, news reports surfaced that Afghanistan and Pakistan planned to negotiate with […]

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The First Man To See The Damage Of Hiroshima Part II

May 31, 2010
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Picking up the story from yesterday. This is narrative from a man named Captain John Harvey, a 25 year old B-29 pilot who flew bombing missions over the Japanese islands and recounts his one day flight to tour the damage wrought upon Japan in the last days of the war. As I explained previously, I […]

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The First US Officer To View The Devastation Of The Atomic Bomb.

May 30, 2010

A friend of mine works at a place downtown where I hang out and work on my computer. I told her about my blog and she told me her father was an Air Force pilot and he was the first man to fly bomb damage assessment over destroyed Japanese cities. Here in two parts are […]

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90,000 Japanese Protest Marine Base

April 26, 2010

In one of Okinawa’s largest protests in years, 90,000 locals took to the streets Sunday. The demonstrators were fighting the relocation of an American air base from the central city of Ginowan to a less-populated area on the southern Japanese island—demanding that Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama renege on a 2006 contract with the U.S. […]

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WWII Vet Recounts Monster Sighting In Japanese Islands.

March 11, 2010

“Duane Hodgkinson, now a flight instructor in Livingston, Montana, in 1944 was stationed near Finschhafen, in what was then called New Guinea. After he and his buddy walked into a clearing, they were amazed as a large creature flew up into the air. The men soon realized that it was no bird that started to […]

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Beautiful Samurai Art

February 18, 2010

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Beautiful Samurai Photos

February 16, 2010

  Source: Peabody Museum Related Posts:The Samurai Were Not Like UsInvading Southeast Asia, The Japanese Had HelpTimeline Of The War In The Pacific, First Year.Tsuba.Hiroshima And Nagasaki Did Not Convince Japan To Surrender.

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