Category: The Japan Times

The Japan Times: Japan’s Baptism of Fire

“Japan’s war motives were not entirely pure, for it seized territory that also served to expand the Japanese empire. As useful as the war proved to Japan, it also set the country on the path to being a key participant in World War II. Mistrust of the West, sown at the end of the war, as well as a sense of arrogance and destiny would put Japan on a collision course with the Allies of World War II, and lead to Japan’s ruin.”

Japan’s Baptism of Fire: World War I put the country on a collision course with the WestThe Japan Times, 7/26/14.