I use the term “Asia-Pacific War” to include various battles in which the Japanese Imperial forces were involved, starting from the so-called Manchurian Incident in September 1931 and continuing on until the end of World War II in the Pacific in August 1945. The main reason for the use of this term is to clearly indicate that the Japanese military activities in China before the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and the war in the Pacific theater were closely interlinked and inseparable historical events. I believe that World War II in the Pacific theater can be adequately analyzed only when it is examined in this time span of 15 years.
All Japanese names, including authors of Japanese texts, have been cited in traditional Japanese order with the surname first.
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Publication information: Book title: Japan's Comfort Women: Sexual Slavery and Prostitution during World War II and the U.S. Occupation. Contributors: Yuki Tanaka - Author. Publisher: Routledge. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2001. Page number: xx.
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