So, indeed the vast majority of the japanese americans were resigned to following the orders that sent them into the assembly centers which for many was a way to prove their loyalty to the us but a few cases of active resistance to the evacuation occurred. An attempt to explain japanese war crimes the savagery of the imperial japanese military cannot be explained by reference to nazi germany and the ussr the savagery employed by the japanese towards the people of every race conquered by them between 1937 and 1945 is not easy to explain. Japanese people often fail to understand why neighbouring countries harbour a grudge over events that happened in the 1930s and 40s it was a battlefield so people were killed but there was. Many people believe the japanese were successful in their attack they took the lives of more than 2,500 americans and destroyed 18 ships and about 300 airplanes but, the result of the attack did not enable japan to expand in the pacific.
So why did it attack the imperial japanese army invaded manchuria in 1931 and china proper in 1937 this was a mammoth undertaking some 18 million japanese troops were left in china. 30,000 japanese americans did so 4,000 left and attended college during the war over 19,000 japanese americans applied to the justice department to renounce their american citizenship and be repatriated to japan. Why were german soldiers willing to commit these atrocities for their country and their leader shooting demoralized the soldiers why did heinrich himmler, chief of hitler's gestapo, search for a more efficient method of killing jews instead of continuing to shoot them.
Why were the japanese so cruel in world war 2 the japanese were a warrior culture who believed that to surrender was tantamount to admitting that you were a coward the european soldiers, including the us army believed in the idea you fight until you know you can't win and then you surrender in good faith. The nanking massacre was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by japanese troops against the residents of nanjing (nanking), then the capital of the republic of china, during the second sino-japanese warthe massacre is also known as the rape of nanking or, using pinyin romanization, the nanjing massacre or rape of nanjing. When you ask why it was so successful, it all depended on the time period in question the mobility of its cavalry on the wings, the strength of their shield walls, the tactics of their commanders, were all used t varying degrees throughout this time period. So why can’t the japanese just say, “we were wrong we’re sorry” apologizing is a costly business for leaders of any country, and requires the investment of a great deal of political capital. The magic intercepts strongly support the conclusion that the japanese were determined to continue the fight and the japanese build up of forces on kyushu during 1945 confirm that determination mr.
The first areas hitler had in mind were poland, the ukraine and russia his perception that the inhabitants of these areas were inferior led him to believe that success would be easily achieved. The actual military invasion of nanking was preceded by a tough battle at shanghai that began in the summer of 1937 chinese forces there put up surprisingly stiff resistance against the japanese army which had expected an easy victory in china. Unit 731 (japanese: 731部隊, hepburn: nana-san-ichi butai) was a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the imperial japanese army that undertook lethal human experimentation during the second sino-japanese war (1937–1945) of world war ii. The japanese were fighting a war in their backyard, while the western powers were on the other side of the planet, some of them under nazi occupation once the us mobilized and managed to ship enough men and materiel across the pacific the tide turned rapidly. In addition, all japanese-american men of draft age, except those already in the armed forces, were classified as 4-c, enemy aliens, forbidden to serve their country then, in early 1943.
Not only were the japanese unable to compete in industrial terms with the united states, but the japanese pilot training program was an abject failure both the army and navy had aviation training programs. Why were the japanese military fatality rates so high during wwii against the united states because from the american perspective of the period, those are the kinds of seeds the japanese sowed and that's the resulting harvest the japanese reaped. Home » 7 points to consider when choosing your japanese sword written it is very common to have a very old koto sword, but housed in a wwii japanese army or imperial navy mounting the nakago (tang) of koto (pre 1600) swords is thus very dark, almost black and soft in texture the reason why the tang is so dark is because the steel. Mainly numbers marines are (and always have been) a much smaller force than the army so while the army could handle europe and have some guys to spare (and more guys to spare after we defeated germany/italy but were still fighting the japanese) the marines had only enough for the pacific theatre.
Japanese wartime aggressors 'savage and cruel' – why and how by jin xide it was reported that at the sino-japanese foreign ministerial conference held on may 7, the japanese foreign minister. The imperial japanese army air service took part in conducting chemical and biological attacks on enemy nationals during the second sino-japanese war and world war ii and the use of such weapons in warfare were generally prohibited by international agreements signed by japan, including the hague conventions (1899 and 1907), which banned the use. Many of the brothels in japan were set up by the japanese so that the troops would have sexual outlets and be less inclined to socialize with proper japanese women whether rape or in more normal male/female interactions. Japanese technicians and repairmen, already too few in number to handle even a well-managed maintenance system, were scattered in weak groups so as to cover the wide variety of equipment identifying, segregating and issuing the multitude of parts on a timely basis to the correct user was beyond their ability.
Laurence rees: why were british prisoners treated so badly by the japanese sir max hastings: the japanese treatment, not only of their military prisoners but also civilians, represented this very fundamental aspect of japanese military culture that far from displaying respect or mercy for the weak, the weak deserved to be treated with contemptonly strength was valued, only strength was admired. Unleashing force when the japanese kwantung army (also known as the guandong army) contrived to invade manchuria on 18 september 1931, it unleashed military and political forces which led. So, to explain japan's behavior in the years from 1941 to 1945, we have to explain why japan invaded manchuria in 1931, and in order to do this, we have to go back to 1853 before 1852, japan was.