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- Kokutai : Word with many associations in Japanese politics, often rendered into English as national polity.
- Emperor of Japan : Head of state of Japan, with a lineage into antiquity but certainly beginning in the 5th century CE; some Emperors have had significant power while others have been principally ceremonial and religious
- Organ theory of government : A fundamental question that arose in Japanese governance, while the Emperor was an active head of state, about whether the abstract state was supreme and the Emperor was an "organ" of it, or if the Emperor was not merely the symbol of kokutai and a godlike leader
- Gekokoju : A Japanese belief, probably arising in the sixteenth century but becoming a prominent when junior officers pressed for radical nationalist reform in the 1920s and 1930s, in which obedience to superiors was less important than obedience to principles; could justify assassinations and overthrows of government
- Imperial Way faction : One of the two major ultranationalist factions in the Imperial Japanese Army and militarized politics in the 1930s; emphasized spirituality over the technological approach of the Control faction
- 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