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Dissent in the Armed Forces of the Empire of Japan

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Dissent in the Armed Forces of the Empire of Japan

Dissent in the Armed Forces of the Empire of Japan refers to dissent within the Armed Forces of the Empire of Japan from the founding of the Empire of Japan in 1868 to the defeat of the Empire of Japan in World War II in 1945. Dissent within the Armed Force of the Empire of Japan has varied from far-right, to anti-militarist dissent.


  • History 1
  • See Also 2
  • References 3
  • Further Reading 4
  • External Link 5


Following the

  • 「戦前の反戦兵士とその後」 Ⅱ、「聳ゆるマスト」発行の阪口喜一郎の足跡を追って at Information on anti-war activist in the Imperial Japanese Navy Sakaguchi Kiichiro.
  • 戦前の反戦運動 「戦争に反対して、命がけで活動した人たちの記録」 (Pre-war anti-war movement "Record of the people who were active in the opposition to war.") at Information on dissent within the Imperial Japanese Military in pre-war Japan.

External Link

  • 山岸一章 (1981). 聳ゆるマスト―日本海軍の反戦兵士. 新日本出版社. 
  • 早乙女 勝元 (1991). 延安からの手紙―日本軍の反戦兵士たち. 草の根出版会.
  • 小栗 勉 (2010). 聳ゆるマスト―史伝小説. かもがわ出版.

Further Reading

  1. ^ Louise Young (1999). Japan's Total Empire: Manchuria and the Culture of Wartime Imperialism. University of California Press. pp. 165–167. 
  2. ^ Beckmann, George M., and Genji Okubo. The Japanese Communist Party 1922-1945. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 1969.
  3. ^ "4-7 The 2.26 Incident of 1936".  
  4. ^ Yukiko Koshiro (2013). Imperial Eclipse: Japan's Strategic Thinking about Continental Asia before August 1945. Cornell University Press. p. 36. 
  5. ^ Roth, Andrew (1945). Dilemma in Japan. Little, Brown. 


See Also

During the Second Sino-Japanese War, hundreds of Japanese soldiers defected to the Chinese resistance to Japan. The Japanese defectors would become propagandists against the Japanese militarists.[5]


In 26 February 1936, a group of young radical Japanese Army officers led a Coup de etat in Japan. They killed Home Minister Saito Makoto, Finance Minister Takahashi Korekiyo, and Army Inspector General of Military Training Watanabe Jotaro. The coup would be quelled in 29 February 1936.[3]

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