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- Invasion of Japan : The U.S. strategic approach to the physical invasion and occupation of Japan, of which Operation DOWNFALL, and its two main phases, Operation OLYMPIC against Kyushu and Operation CORONET against the Kanto Plain; topic also includes alternatives to DOWNFALL and deception operations, and the Japanese Operation KETSU-GO defensive plan
- Operation DOWNFALL : A series of World War II contingency plans for the land invasion of Japan
- Nuclear weapon : A weapon that produces extremely powerful explosions from principles involving subatomic particle reactions, rather than the chemical reactions among atoms that power conventional explosives
- Nuclear attacks against Japan : Preparation of the weapons and tactics used to attack Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as the decision to use nuclear weapons at all, and future plans had not Japan surrendered
- Tactical nuclear weapon : Nuclear weapons used by land, sea, or air forces against enemy forces, supporting installations or facilities, in support of operations that contribute to the accomplishment of a military mission of limited scoper usually limited to the area of military operations; usually smaller than strategic weapons; largely replaced by precision guided munitions
- Amphibious warfare : The set of techniques, equipment, specialized units, and methods of training needed to move troops across water, and deliver them to land, ready for immediate combat.
- Operation KETSU-GO : Counterpart to the American Operation DOWNFALL, Japan's overall plan for defense against invasion of Home Islands.
- Operation CORONET : Second phase of the Operation DOWNFALL invasion of Japan, to be launched against the Kanto Plain in 1946
- Kyushu : (九州 Kyuushuu) third-largest and westernmost of the main islands of Japan, divided into seven regions and including the cities of Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kumamoto and Kagoshima; population about 13,000,000.