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This may be a transitional name, a superset of the topics in World War II in the Pacific. It was, however, what the Japanese frequently called the war. It does, however, look at the development of an expansionist, military-dominated governing system in Japan, the predecessor combat in Manchuria and China, and indeed how the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War had the same sort of continuing effect that the Treaty of Versailles had on World War II.

Like Wars of Vietnam, it is a convenient way to refer to a group of wars, in this case principally from 1868 to 1945, and the political system (i.e., Japanese militarism) that led to them.

It is an open issue whether to include internal wars such as the overthrow of the Tokugawa Shogunate, the defense against Mongol invasion, and even the interaction with the U.S. Perry Mission of the "black ships".