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- Militarization of Japan 1868-1945 : Add brief definition or description
- Kokutai : Word with many associations in Japanese politics, often rendered into English as national polity.
- Jinzaburo Mazaki : (1876-1955) Imperial Japanese Army officer, protege of Emperor Taisho; military academy classmate of Sadao Araki and Honjo Shigero; leader of Imperial Way Faction; Inspector General of Military Eduction forced to resign over his criticism of Palace decisionmaking
- Toshiro Obata : Add brief definition or description
- Kanji Ishiwara : (1889-1949) Imperial Japanese Army officer involved in many of the military and Palace intrigues of the 1920s and 1930s; a key planner of the Manchurian Incident; in retirement by the start of World War Two in the Pacific; defended the Throne at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East.
- Isoroku Yamamoto : Admiral, Imperial Japanese Navy, Commander-in-Chief, Combined Fleet; planned the Battle of Pearl Harbor although opposed to war with the United States; shot down and killed March 1943
- Tomoyuki Yamashita : (1885-1947) General in the Imperial Japanese Army, who led the successful invasion of Malaya and Singapore, was sidelined to China over military politics, returned to lead the ground defense of Leyte, and later executed after a controversial war crimes trial in Manila
- 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
- Strike-North Faction : One of two competing Japanese strategies for expansion beyond China and Mongolia, striking into the Soviet Union in search of resources; supporters included the Imperial Way Faction, but Emperor Hirohito and the bulk of the high command chose Strike-South into Southeast Asia