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- Empire of Japan : That part of the History of Japan in which territorial expansion was pursued by military means, roughly from the Meiji Restoration to the Surrender of Japan
- Japanese militarism : The influence of military officers on the governance and foreign policy of Japan, principally prior to and including World War Two in the Pacific, but possibly including post-1945 developments
- First Sino-Japanese War : Fought over control of Korea by Qing Dynasty China and Meiji Restoration Japan (1894-1895); Japan gained control of Korea
- Russo-Japanese War : Fought between 1904 and 1905 between Russia and Japan increasing their influence in East Asia, the war resulted in a decisive victory for Japan; culturally significant as the first defeat of an European power by an Asian one; arguably a continuation of Japanese expansion in the First Sino-Japanese War
- 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
- Second Sino-Japanese War : The extension of border clashes between Japan's Kwangtung Army and China, into full-scale war, beginning in 1937 and merging into World War Two in the Pacific
- 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.
- Japanese decision for war in 1941 : The specific plans, decisions and preliminary operations (e.g. French Indochina), by the Empire of Japan, to begin large-scale operations of World War Two in the Pacific in December 1941, primarily in 1941 but some in 1940; level of detail below Strike-South Movement
- Greater East Asian Coprosperity Sphere : A term introduced by a 2 July 1941 Imperial conference convened by Prince Konoye, it was one of the fundamental public strategic ideas used by Japan in the Pacific War, introduced by the document "Essentials for Implementing Administration in the Occupied Southern Area"
- Surrender of Japan : Those specific discussions and actions undertaken by senior Japanese leaders, in 1945, to consider an end to World War Two in the Pacific, and eventually to carry out the surrender
Internal factors and actions
- Control faction : 'Toseiha, One of the two major ultranationalist factions in the Imperial Japanese Army and militarized politics in the 1930s; emphasized technology and economics over the spiritual approach of the Imperial Way faction
- 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
- May 15 incident : Assassination, on 15 May 1932, of Tsuyoshi Inukai, Prime Minister of Japan, by junior officers of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy; trials gave light sentences
- 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
- Meiji Restoration : Beginning in 1868, the major change in Japanese governance coming from the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate not only restoration of the monarchy as the real head of state, but also the modernization of the form of government from feudal to technical-bureaucratic, the end of the samurai class and the development of a national military
- 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
- Kokutai : Word with many associations in Japanese politics, often rendered into English as national polity.
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