The Japanese took over much of Southeast Asia during World War II.
The Philippines were US TERRITORY.
The United States of America
During World War II, Japanese controlled much of Southeast Asia from European nations. When the Japanese ruled the area, it showed them that Europeans were far from invincible. When the war ended, the Japanese left Southeast Asia. Europeans then wanted the land back. But many of the people of Southeast Asia did not want to live under the Europeans any longer. Southeast Asia eventually won independence and new nations were formed.
it remained neutral, much as Sweden and Switzerland did in Europe
Burma was invaded by the Japanese, who hoped to conquer India. They even managed to advance some way into India but were defeated at Kohima and Imphal.
Japan. And they did. John Rabe's "The Good man of Nanking" offers some wonderful primary insight on the Japanese invasion of Nanking.
Iwo Jima for sure.
During WWII, Japan occupied Southeast Asia. Vietnam is part of Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asians were unhappy with western rule but were equally discontent with Japanese dominance. Following the Japanese defeat, independence groups began fighting for freedom from colonial administration (namely, French Indochina)
Please see the attached link regarding Southeast Asia during World War 2.
The Japanese had a mentality of 'no surrender' during World War 2 because they had fought for so long during World War I. The idea that the Japanese might not win the war was inconceivable at the time.
America held the Japanese in camp during WW2
2.12 Million Japanese Military were reported to be killed during World War 2.
Japan conquered the Philippines in World War 2 to:gain access to Philippine natural resourcesexpand Japanese territoryreduce the military threat from the US, of which the Philippines was a part at the time
The Japenese were on the Japanese side in WW2
Japan controlled several large countries during World War II and their empire grew to be quite vast.The largest nation the Japanese attempted to invade and conquer was China, and they did so fairly effectively for the most-part.
World War II was in Australia because the Japanese were trying to conquer Asia AND Austrlia but the Britains, Americans and Australians stopped them.
Concurrent with the Pearl attacks were the Philippines, China (taiwan), and Southeast Asia (Indo-china, also known as Vietnam).