The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empire 日本帝國的興衰

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The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empire 日本帝國的興衰 after more than 50 years, Japan government still said that this is not an invasion but just 'enter' to all these country... murder millions of people included children and babies... rape...

S Dog
All people and all countries throughout their history have done shitty things. The end.
2014 2017
There are people in these comments that need to understand that the empire of japan and present day japan are very different...
This comment section makes me want to drink battery acid.
康太 Kurumi Kouta狂ミ
You know what's funny? If Japan and German won the war, we Japanese would be talking shit about America and England
Ricardo Corchado
I like this documentary because it shows the point of view of the Japanese not the European View plus the Japanese military was a completely independent branch in the imperial government unlike here that there's a civilian leader the military was let loose to do what it wanted
The Japanese did some horrific things during the war. but what country hasn't? am sure if one were to have a look, nearly every country has done some unspeakable acts to one another.
korawit woonsin
now, Japan is one of the most powerful economy of the world. good tradition, good innovative technology, good people, good order, good country.
Marcus Williams
it's kinda difficult to tell who's lying about why the war started , too many nations involved
tiny joe
This video is so fascinating.   From the comments,  however, one can see that psychological and emotional wounds from this period of history are still raw and bleeding for many people even after more than 90 years have passed.
Kulbir Singh
We are all human, so why bicker about the past. What have each and everyone of you done over the past 4 years? I hope something productive and positive; created a business, new job opportunities, or pursue a passion anyone?
Jean Dupuis
history is made by winners and hollywood for US. what's japanese version of what really happened and they attaked stupidly pearl harbour.
lane bellamy
The Japanese RAPED, MURDERED & PILLAGED their way through ALL of China and Southeast Asia during WWII. They emerged from WWII WEALTHIER than they were prior to the war. The VAST MAJORITY of their military and government leaders were NEVER held accountable for their WAR CRIMES & CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY! MANY went on to succeed in the corporate world. To this day the Japanese nation refuses to take responsibility for their HORRIFIC actions during WWII. Military & government leaders from WWII are still VENERATED IN SHRINES throughout Japan. Can you even imagine Germany erecting shrines to Goebbels, Himmler, Hess or ADOLF HITLER?! The Japanese Government and people still regard their own MASTERS OF GENOCIDE in HIGH REGARD!!! For this reason, MANY people the world over still harbor resentment towards Japan and it's people!
why do documentaries always miss out key components.Japan had no obsession to rule the world. It simply wanted to invade enough land for resources to match the military might of euro superpowers and US, after all these countries had colonize all over the world.True, what Japan did was a crime, but were the other superpowers at the time setting a good example? by colonizing whatever they wanted and stealing resources? As soon as a non-white nation wanted to get in on the action, it was sanctioned to death by the other white nations.
DJ Buenaventura
36:25 "japans people have a strong sense of personal and national discipline" So raping young girls and killing them are signs of a strong sense of discipline? Those cowards get praised lol
For Japan these are the consequences of their actions, For countless war crimes and war mongering greed, They deserved the Atom Bomb.
Great video. Thanks for uploading this. I love how Japan is now a leading and ass-kicking country in a peacefull way.
Dennis Vance
In Japan, as in all nations in all ages, women were told to give their sons to war and keep their tears to themselves. Neither a woman not a feminist, I wonder if the leaders of the worlds militaries would be as ready to send their sons off to war if they had carried them for the nine months before they were born.
Japanese Hippocracy, they accuse the Americans for denying them immigration to the USA, and say the Americans have no honor and treat them like 2nd class citizens, yet all the while Japan were invading China (Manchuria) denying any Chinese immigration to Japan, and treating them like 2nd class citizens (actually killing them out right) and waged out right war on Chinese civilians , raping, killing and pillaging there cities (Nanking one of many). Japan had no honor in anything they did , total dishonorable actions, waging war on civilians and nations who where at peace with them.
I miss the old times when Japan wasn't making hentai
G Kagara
so what? people die but Japan make Asian free from western colonialism. that's the truth. I say go to hell with western.
Miklos Halasz
Bushido kiling unarmed womans and Childrens?? is that the honourable bushido
Rob Billeaud
It's impossible to overstate the importance of the ability of the U.S. to break the Japanese naval codes. None of the major American victories in the Pacific, at least prior to 1944, would have been able to be accomplished without that.
rick davis
amazing the amount of "must know" things go unviewed ,whilst "gungnam style" approaching 2.2billion!
Fisher Smith
Japan deserved 2 nuclear weapon bombing.
Fucking ameria get the hell out of aisa
Jacob Storm
If a Japanese guy from the beginning of the 20th century went to Tokyo today, his eyes might explode, and that is AFTER 2 nuclear bombs
the United States has TRUELLY been the DEMON of the world. I am Native American. I KNOW this for a FACT. they lie and recreate stories. like they been doing throught history
The bombs worked. Not only did it force Japan to surrender. It scared the heck out of American enemies. It let them know, we have this power and we will use it. It was a bold statement to the world. Do not mess with us.
Japanese basicly lost the war at midway]
Marco Cota Beautiful House Eugene Oregon
Japan is no different than any worlds people or nation. They are human beings like all of us, and like almost all countries the people were brainwashed by sociopaths who often got into power due to their convincing character as in Hitler's case. The chronic claim that Japan had never been defeated was drilled into the people by these sociopaths. The people paid dearly for this brainwashing. The only thing good about this is the lesson that must be more than learned, it must be maintained throughout future generations. The lesson, dont follow so easily, your leaders could be running red lights and crash your nation.
Corpus Callosum
Very impressive, almost poetic documentary, thanks. But commentators seem to just repeat what the film was warning us, how fast an empire fell, taking most humanity down with them. When I traveled in Japan 1993, I was so amazed at the self-less, polite, orderly and just beautiful sparkles of humanity shown in old and young people. The middle aged tour guy told us, a thousand years ago, Japan had no written language/culture so they sent envoys to China and copied the whole blueprints of Nanking ( karmic retribution?) to make their beautiful cities of Kyoto, Nara, etc and preserve it better than China. Wars in the brutal 20th century can only be used as what not to do and what to extract lessons from. It's Japan's military warlords and emperor that ruined the country. But if the beautiful people didn't learn their ant-like worshiping stupidity (French executed Louis XVI 1793 and now is 2015, if you want to stand tall, punk intended, start from there!), their country's and more importantly, the world's suffering is wasted and will repeat itself. Germany has Merkel meanwhile Abe is trying to stir up the samurai spirit again! Just listen to your ancestors, esp. the intellectuals then, they're weeping in their urns. Separatist, superior feelings and greed will only lead to utter ruin, physically and spiritually!
Sucks that this anime never got a sequel. *[Banzai's Internally]*
Ramiro 1992 - Mr_x
I don't think humanity can forgive Japan for the attrocities they commited, they paid with the atomic bombs but i feel that was not enough, they deserve to pay more
Very deep and detailed doc, Recommend!
Stravo Lukos
Based on the stupidity posted below, I am all for rescinding universal suffrage. Stupid, arrogant sub-people should not vote or replicate. They are best suited for forced labor and organ harvesting. And they are the best argument for negative eugenics.
History is written by victors.
Esoteric Desi
History's always written by the victorious ones... :)
Both Japan and Germany were becoming very overpopulated and needed "living space". The war was inevitable. What wasn't inevitable was the atrocities they committed. We must understand the how's and why's so this can never happen again.
safid fujioka
19:45 truer words have never been spoken
Criminology 101
I'm amazed by how people cannot distinguish between a murderous dictatorship influenced by fascism and a modern democratic nation rooted in traditionalism.
I admire Japan because even after the country was bombed to earth, they managed to be the third largest economy after USA and China. Why can't other countries be like Japan what's different and what sets them apart from undeveloped countries?
Craig Heller
this doc fails to mention how Teddy Roosevelt betrayed his promise to protect the Koreans and basically handed the region to the Japanese, who in encouraged, thus setting the stage for WWII
Jim Ryan
the fall of my pants is like the fall of japan 
Martin Skevla
The Japanese did some horrific things during the war. but what country hasn't? am sure if one were to have a look, nearly every country has done some unspeakable acts to one another.
Marquis Morillot
(1:08:55) Wow! Such a ravishing, enchanting, heavenly anthem!
Fan Allen
If Japanese government can officially and sincerely appologize to those asian people who suffered a lot from WW2,that would be best ! But ,sorry Mr.Abe, you never do official appology.
Japan from 1890 to 1942 was more impressive than Hitler's Germany and Napoleon's France. That's how an Empire should be born. Complete domination of land, naval and air in their respective region. Hitler and Napoleon had one flaw...lack of Naval prowess and that was their downfall as it would be Japan's when they lost their Navy.
Sam King
What an excellent docu! Thanks for sharing!
The Grand Hawk
At 1:05:19 I'm not trying to be racist or rude but I thought he said I crapped my hands with joy.
Ym Mm
amazing that these propaganda documentaries never mentions about how the war in china was even started. Japanese embassy and business in shanghai, nanking, and in many other places in china were the target of attack when the chinese civil war erupted. japan had the right to defend itself by sending in its troops to protect their businesses and civilians in china by international law, yet the u.s. government supported those chinese warlords by selling its weapons(which is an act of war by the international law at that time) and making profit out the mess in asia. Japan never wanted war, hell they didnt officially go to war against china till 1941 when chiang kai shek's army declared war on japan first.
Вячеслав Иванов
Продолжение документальной передачи "Взлет и падение Японской империи"
The Japanese want to confuse truth and falsehood of historical revisionism, but they cannot change Japan's barbaric war crimes. We can see the Japan's right-wing devils not only does not recognize war crimes but also employs a large number of right-wing Network Army to distort and wash away the evil history
Moise Picard
LONG LIVE JAPAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And yet people fought to defend the very thing that is destroying the west today... How stupid people were to back the Communists...
Raccoon Assassin
go USA
Bob Winzenburg
The Japanese still don't get it. They still play the victim and refuse to admit their role in ww2. Fortunately their neighbors remember
Elio Lopez
The Japanese people are an amazing people. What happened, happened back then, not now. The extreme right took hold of the country and did what it did. Just like many other countries including the U.S. There are parts of the world we are hated with cause. No country is without guilt.
lee li
These moving pictures from 18xx are so precious.
Arkay The Divine
Man there's alot of trolling by profligate Americans in the comments.
Tenzin Norden Thinley
A country that rapidly modernise than any other countries in Asia, Once an Ultimate Power that can rule entire Asia.
Xu Zhang
Am I the only one here who feels the narration of Japanese is wired and accent heavy English does this mean insulting Japan's people?
Shinobi HOG
Any got a line on a good documentary on the Russo-Japan war?
1:09:30 "Unstoppable wave of retribution begins". It's a beautiful thing.
jack soo
history written by the winner
Kelyong Kelyong
They are very discipline people and no room for nonsenses.
Shows you that the u.s. isn't the only war mongering imperialist country in the world. The Japanese were as brutal as the u.s. Then we have Russia, Britain, france and the world is filled with these greedy narcissistic societies. It's a miracle that there isn't more bloodshed today than what there currently is.
Guadacanal actually took place AFTER Australian troops gained accendancy over the Japanese in New Guinea. The first defeat in WW2 of Japanese forces was when their invasion at Milne Bay was thrown back into the sea by Australian troops. This was the first time in the war that the Japanese had failed to take an objective by force. From THAT point the Japanese were permanently on the defensive,
Reinaldo Valdes
Oh god people saying how Africa is innocent 😂 the tribes still waged war on one another even slave trading prisoners after although they would be takin in by the rival tribe and given freedom eventually/ the women and children but still Africa and any other country in this world has issued violence and atrocities among one another it’s just human nature.
Edgard Agosto
Forgotten war
Their women are still amazing. Dated one, have soft silk and almost straight pubic sexy! Plus they age so graceful--
The strange thing is that Roosevelt had no intention of any immediate intervention in China in 1941 that intervention and direct support might have come in 1943 after the first two fleet expansion acts had taken full effect. 10 new fast battle ships and 10-15 new Aircraft carriers, 25 hvy cruisers and hundreds of lesser ships. And  Roosevelt did not deem it worthwhile to assist the British, Dutch, and French in maintaining their Asian colonies. That is of course until the Japanese gave the US fleet a quick but non lethal stab in the back at Pearl Harbor. After that, Japan was destined to be flattened and reduced to rubble. The USA allocated ~1/3rd of its war budget to the Pacific War and brought Japan to its knees in four years after annihilating its Navy, Merchant Fleet, Fishing Fleet, and War Industries and Transportation Infrastructures almost to the last ship, factory, and Rail line. and dismantling Japans defensive ring.  Pearl Harbor, was the biggest mistake the Japanese ever made.    
Mars 2222
After finally visiting Japan, it confirmed my perception towards Japanese. The Japanese people and their culture are far superior than any others in the world then and now.
Johnny Smoke
Can somebody please intelligently explain to me how Japan went from treating POWs with “kindness and dignity” @4:51 to the massacre of 300,000 at Nanking within 33 years? There are a lot of anomalies that don’t meet the standards of an honest look at Japan’s past. I’m just getting into this research now. Forgive the errors if I’m not noticing.
Reflection of Germany: A war of war Reflection of Japan:  The defeat of the war
hbfry jfiv
28:11 不是日军的巡逻兵
hbfry jfiv
28:00 国民党以战斗机轰炸上海的日军
Guard Dog
The jappers did what everyone else at the time did in war perhaps with the exception of rape in mass if we aren't going to talk about the russians either, that being said sheep are still going to justify the use of multiple nuclear weapons (potentially one of the largest war crime in human history) despite the fact that thousands of he and incendiary explosives could do the job on their paper city too. You can't rip on a nation for killing the innocent while simultaneously justifying using experimental tech to scare the ruskies with your monopoly over the atomic bomb in a glorified test.
New Era
japanese are one a hell of warriors, the Americans have gone mad through what they have suffered on daily basis, their combative spirit were critical, they couldn't live even a day in this hell, that's why they use the atom bomb to put an and to the suffering and humiliation.
There was a slightly negotiated settlement all right. Surrender or be nuked into extinction. When I go through Narita airport in Japan I make sure I wear the Navy blue cap with the embroidered BB-39 USS Arizona Battleship profile and Remember Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941.
hbfry jfiv
28:13 不是俘虏 捉了小偷
hbfry jfiv
26:13 很清楚 谁开始向日军开炮!
As yellow people do not have higher demands they can work as ants. White man can't compete whit it, because was designed for different purpose. In true God's creation all races have their designated place. We are doomed if we try level everybody. The planet is going to blow up soon.
Ramiro 1992 - Mr_x
WW2 was a complete disaster, Japanese soldiers being burned alive and killed like ants by american soldiers, Japan and Germany started the whole war and they ended up paying the consequences
Nitin Kataria
Japan is still the number one Asian country in culture, innovation and nationalism
Joy Gutierrez
Now i understand why most people hate America and Britain. When Britain envaded America and other countries in Asia before, Japanese didn't interfere them. But when Japanese people wanted to expand to have natural resources, America and Britain joined in war. Western people looked themselves as Superior. No wonder why some countries dislike them.
J. P. S.
Excellent documentary. I learned a lot more watching this about the late 30s Japanese actions in Manchuria and SE Asia, which was largely glossed over in my HS/undergrad studies. Tragic ending to the Empire, but they asked for it.
All the wars of conquest, all that hatred, all that greed, are consequences of irrational increases of human population. If a nation doesn't have enough people to launch an aggression to other nation, it won't do it. On this matter, human race behaves like any other community of animals does. If we humans are not capable of an effective control of our numbers, and better would be drastically reduce them, we must face the need of our own decimation, no matter how we achieve this. When we are too many, we have no value, we are spendable, and that is the unavoidable, relentless logic of Mother Nature. Having said that, I must conclude expressing my admiration to all the countries which are ready to fight for their dignity and peaceful existence. And also it is a fact that all that suffering and carnage inflicted by Japan in those years, contributed decisively to finish off the "Western Empires" in the region for ever, and consecuently to give place to new nations full of character and vigour. An interesting paradox, isn't it? What a beautifully made, highly informative documentary! Thank you very, very much!
The Japanese are nothing but cowards. They wrap themselves in this false samurai boldness. It's all a lie!!! These men were all cowards. I wish I could go back to the 1950's and track down and murder all the sadistic concentration camp guards and leaders. Most of these men never were arrested and lived full lives. The jews tracked down their captors and made them pay for what they did. Unfortunately these Japanese cowards never did pay for what they did to the pow's. I've read that many of these lunatics got off sexually by beating and torturing American soldiers. They deserved more that the two bombs dropped on me.
Unbiased and informative. Great documentary. Now we only still lack a good one for the 2nd Sino-Japanese War alone. The ones on Youtube are all propaganda shit.
America is an incredible nation.
What's the song in the intro
Major Kong
Great doc thx
The Japanese empire has committed horrific monstrous atrocity against humanity every where they went like ISIS today. How terrible for someone to say "proud of Japan"? Evil must be destroy or it will destroy us. What is there to be proud about?
hbfry jfiv
28:59 请问中国军终于被迫撤退? 中国军是哪个党军啊??? 大部分战役中与日本正面对抗的主要是国民党军 共产党才是中国的叛逆!
Jeff Kim
Japan always has been expansionist and currently has territorial dispute with China (Diaoyu islands), Russia (kuril island) and South Korea (Dokdo island).  They are also building powerful military and looks like they want to start a war by changing their constitution saying that they can attack first.  Main reason why they are going back to old Imperial Japan is because unlike Germany, they brain washed their people after the war and lied about what happen during WW2.  Also Japanese government never formally apologize for their war crimes against their neighbors and still trying to hide crimes like sex slavery against Asians and Europeans during the war.
노 노
japan monky~~~
karim sido
I liked the child who throws darts with Music Japanese National Anthem image. Minute in 24:01
Subhash Sargar
Documentary is excellent - but why testimonies from Japaneses in weird accent? -such a stereotype.!!