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- Japan : East Asian country of about 3,000 islands; one of the world's largest economies; population about 125,000,000.
- Meiji Restoration : Beginning in 1868, the major change in Japanese governance coming from the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate not only restoration of the monarchy as the real head of state, but also the modernization of the form of government from feudal to technical-bureaucratic, the end of the samurai class and the development of a national military
- Japanese militarism : The influence of military officers on the governance and foreign policy of Japan, principally prior to and including World War Two in the Pacific, but possibly including post-1945 developments
- Korean War of 1592-1598 : Fought on the Korean peninsula from 1592 to 1598 between Japan and the Chinese tributary alliance (Korea, China, Ryukyus, Java, etc.), and resulted in Japanese retreat.
- First Sino-Japanese War : Fought over control of Korea by Qing Dynasty China and Meiji Restoration Japan (1894-1895); Japan gained control of Korea
- Manchurian Incident : A fake attack on the South Manchurian Railway Company, staged by Kwangtung Army officers, in September 1931, which was the pretext for Japanese military action outside the Kwangtung Leasehold and throughout Manchuria
- Second Sino-Japanese War : The extension of border clashes between Japan's Kwangtung Army and China, into full-scale war, beginning in 1937 and merging into World War Two in the Pacific
- Russo-Japanese War : Fought between 1904 and 1905 between Russia and Japan increasing their influence in East Asia, the war resulted in a decisive victory for Japan; culturally significant as the first defeat of an European power by an Asian one; arguably a continuation of Japanese expansion in the First Sino-Japanese War
- World War Two in the Pacific : The part of World War II (1937-45) fought in Asia and the Pacific Ocean between Japan and the U.S., China, Britain, Australia, and other Allies.
- Pacific War : The broad set of political changes (e.g., Meiji Restoration, development of a military-dominated government) and wars (e.g., First Sino-Japanese War, Russo-Japanese War) that led to World War Two in the Pacific; also the Japanese term for WWII
- February 26, 1936 Incident : Probably the most serious Japanese military coup before World War Two in the Pacific, suppressed strongly by Emperor Hirohito, with several key government leaders killed and wounded, and Army purges following
- March 1931 Incident : Failed 1931 coup by Imperial Japanese Army young officer group that wanted to install the head of the Control faction as Prime Minister of Japan
- Nanking Incident of 1927 : Attacks, on 24 March 1927, by Chinese Nationalist Revolutionary Army attack on the Japanese, American and British consulates in Nanking; used as a casus belli for deployment of Japanese troops to China
- Kwangtung Army : Imperial Japanese Army formation that initially garrisoned the Kwangtung Leasehold, and, after Japan took control of Manchuria, was their major force there and fighting China; contained some of the most hard-line officers