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Japanese History - Kanji Ishiwara (石原 莞爾 Ishiwara Kanji, 18 January 1889 – 15 August 1949) was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II. He and Itagaki Seishirō were the men primarily responsible for the Mukden Incident that took place in Manchuria in 1931.

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September 18, 1931 Japan stages the Mukden Incident as a pretext to occupy Manchuria Japanese troops entering Shenyang during Mukden Incident

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Japan also had ambitious and imperialistic plans in their area. In 1931, they created a provocation, known as Mukden Incident. The ruse of war was soon exposed, but it did not change much – the invasion of Imperial Japan of China began. Using images of kids on propaganda posters wasn’t a rare at that time. Image: “With the cooperation of Japan, China, and Manchukuo, the world can be in peace.”

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Japan Invades Manchuria • 19 September 1931 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasion_of_Manchuria ............. pretext is the Mukden Incident http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukden_Incident

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Blaming Chinese terrorists for blasting a section of the Japanese-controlled South Manchurian Railway, Japanese troops occupied the city of Mukden (today’s Shenyang City). The “Mukden Incident” of September 18, 1931 marked the beginning of Japan’s full-scale invasion and occupation of northeastern China in line with Japan’s rallying cry, “To conquer China, we must first conquer Manchuria and Mongolia.” What are the best photos of World War II? - Quora

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