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Yojimbo

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Meiji to Postwar Japan


 

Early 20th Century a time of radical ideas

 

Great Earthquake of Kanto

 

Discrimination and Exclusion

 

  • Japan eager to not fall under colonialism of the West
  • In 1924, US congress passes the Exclusion Act, ending Japanese immigration for the time being.
  • Japan sees itself as protector and nourisher of all of Asia (Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere)

 

2nd Sino-Japanese War 1937 - 1945

 

  • Japan occupied nearly whole coast of China
  • Committed many atrocities on Chinese people (Nanking - killed 300,000 people in about a month)
  • As Japan increased its territory, the other Allied powers start embargoes.

Run-up to WWII

 

  • Japan occupies Vietnam
  • Joins Germany and Italy in Axis
  • Attacks Pearl Harbor in 1941
  • Stretches borders to India and New Guinea

 

The End

 

  • US conducts strategic firebombing of Japan
  • 8/6/1945 - atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima (140,000 dead)
  • 8/9/1945 - Nagasaki (74,000)

     

 

Post War

 

  • Occupation (8/1945 - 4/1952)
  • Destruction of every major city except Kyoto
  • Food Shortages
  • War Criminals / Trials: 500 military committed suicide / (25 major) 300,000 convicted / 80,000 reinstated
  • Censorship
  • Led to US acting in self-interest w/r/t the Cold War
  • SDF established in 1954

 

 

 

New Constitution 1947

 

  • Occupation (8/1945 - 4/1952)
  • Destruction of every major city except Kyoto
  • Food Shortages
  • War Criminals / Trials: 500 military committed suicide / (25 major) 300,000 convicted / 80,000 reinstated
  • Censorship
  • Led to US acting in self-interest w/r/t the Cold War
  • SDF established in 1954

 

Japan Rises   

 

  • “Blue Sky Markets” and the Yakuza
  • Stolen merchandise
  • Kasutori Culture
  • PanPans
  • Rise of Communism and dissent

Outside Links:

 

Japan Russo War woodblocks

 

Japan Russo War Photos

 

Japan Russo Postcards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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