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Modern Japanese History, Culture, and Cinema
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Brief History The decades leading up to World War II were a chaotic time for Japan, both politically and socially. Governments came and went rapidly. A struggle ensued between imperial rule and democracy. A parliament style government did emerge in the 1920s and ‘30s, but it was in place to restore the power of the empire.
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Japan in the 1930s was quite aggressive militarily with neighbors Korea, China, and even the Soviet Union, which came to China’s aid. Above all, Japan feared the West and the Soviet Union. For this reason and others (including an imperial opposition to Communism), Japan was attracted by the possibility of an alliance with Nazi Germany.
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Although Japan wounded its enemies, the U.S. included, perhaps no country was more scarred from WWII than Japan. Many of its biggest cities, which were then principally wooden, such as Tokyo, were firebombed repeatedly. Hundreds of thousands of citizens died in these bombings -- some times in a single night.
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Every Japanese citizen experienced loss first-hand and the war haunted the country for
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