Imperial Japanese Navy
Imperial Japanese Navy (Japanese ; 大日本帝国海軍, Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kaigun), also known as IJN, was the navy of the Empire of Japan from 1869 until 1947.
The IJN was created in 1868 by the Meiji Restoration. It won against larger navies in the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895) and Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) World War 1 (1914-1918) Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) World War 2 (1941-1945) and was dissolved.
Legacy[change | change source]
Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan prohibits the use of aggressive force as a means for settling international disputes.
In order to defend Japan, if necessary, the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) was formed.
The ocean-reach of JSDF is the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF).
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References[change | change source]
- ↑ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kaigun" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 450.
- ↑ Library of Congress Country Studies, Japan (LOC), "World War II and the Occupation, 1941-52". Retrieved 2012-2-22. Archived 2007-07-12 at the Wayback Machine
- ↑ LOC, "The Article 9 'No War' Clause". Retrieved 2012-2-22.
- ↑ LOC, "The Self-Defence Forces" (JSDF). Retrieved 2012-2-22.
- ↑ LOC, "Maritime Self-Defense Force" (JMSDF). Retrieved 2012-2-22.
Other websites[change | change source]
- AxisHistory.com, Japanese Navy
- CombinedFleet.com, Imperial Japanese Navy Page
- KamikazeImages, Etajima Museum of Naval History Archived 2010-06-29 at the Wayback Machine
- NavalHistory.net, Imperial Japanese Navy Awards of the Golden Kite in World War II
- NavalHistory.net, Imperial Japanese Navy in World War I Archived 2019-11-16 at the Wayback Machine