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- 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.
- Fascism : Political ideology of the far right that seeks national unity through patriotism, collectivism, subservience of the individual and opposition to liberalism.
- Kokuhonsha : A Japanese secret and extreme nationalist society of the 1920s and 1930s, of generally fascist ideology
- Prime Minister of Japan : Head of government of Japan; not an immensely powerful executive, influenced by the monarchy prior to 1945, and subsequently by the complex coalitions of Japanese top-level decisionmaking
- Privy Council (Japan) : A senior advisory body to the Emperor of Japan, 1889-1945; originally roughly coequal to the Cabinet and Diet but declined in influence
- 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
- Sadao Araki : Japanese military and political leader associated with the kokutai philosophy and Imperial Way movement, involved in the militarization of politics preceding the Second World War; convicted as a major war criminal but pardoned in 1954
- Anti-Comintern Pact : A 1936 treaty between Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan, not specifically of mutual defense against the Soviet Union, but of the ostensibly independent Communist International (Comintern)
- League of Nations : International association of countries established in 1919 by the Treaty of Versailles to promote cooperation and achieve international peace and security.
- Fumimaro Konoe : Prince and Japanese statesman, close to Emperor Hirohito; fascist politics but generally opposed to war with the U.S.; Prime Minister twice; asked to serve in postwar government but committed suicide before he was arrested as a war criminal
- Kinmochi Saionji : (1849-1940) Japanese publisher, politician, and eventually Prince and Prime Minister of Japan