El 7 de julio de 1937, comenzaba la Guerra Sino-japonesa con la invasión de China por Japón. Pronto esta guerra derivaría en la Guerra del Pacífico y Japón entraría en la II GM, con el ataque a Pearl Harbour y habiendo firmado una Alianza con Alemania e Italia en 1940
Japanese admiral Shigeyoshi Inoue - As with Yamamoto, he was a strong proponent of naval aviation and He was highly critical of the Navy's shipbuilding programme, with its emphasis on battleships over aircraft carriers.he served on the battleship Mikasa, the cruiser Kasuga.the cruiser Kurama and the battleship Fusō.before the Battle in the Coral Sea Inoue was not in any combat situations
Pacific War-- sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theatre of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and East Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China (including the 1945 Soviet–Japanese conflict).
Hitoshi Imamura 28 June 1886 – 4 October 1968) was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II.Imamura became the commander of the Sixteenth Army in November 1941, and was directed to lead that army in the invasion of the Dutch East Indies. As his fleet approached Java, during the invasion, his transport, the Ryujo-maru, was sunk by torpedoes, probably by friendly fire, in the Battle of Sunda Strait and he was forced to swim to shore.
The Japanese conquest of Burma was the opening chapter of the Burma Campaign in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War II, which took place over four years from 1942 to 1945. During the first year of the campaign, the Japanese Army (with aid from Thai forces and Burmese insurgents) drove British Commonwealth and Chinese forces out of Burma, then occupied the country and formed a Burmese administrative government