Japanese military and non-military involvement in the Korean War 1950-1953

ElyaDatabase ID Number: M178

Creator: Nolan Kearns ’20 Microbiology

World War II had ended, and with it, the occupation and disarmament of its country and military by American and Allied forces.  No sooner had the Northeastern Asian sphere finally settled when the Korean war broke out.  Stuck between a rock and a hard place, Japan had vowed never to wage war again, and left military support to American troops – or so it seemed.  Unbeknownst to many, a small number of ex-Japanese troops or military personnel found themselves in the Korean peninsula, waging a war they were forbidden from joining, in a country that held no love for them.  This map explores recorded battlegrounds, military operations, troop and supply movement, and active Japanese involvement in a war that would quickly be hidden and hushed.  Although the war lasted from 1950 to 1953, Japanese involvement only lasted from roughly 1950 to 1951, before the Allied powers worked to rid them from the warfront. 

Cite This Work :

Nolan Kearns, “Japanese military and non-military involvement in the Korean War 1950-1953.” Scale: 1:70,000. In Elya J. Zhang, ed., Mapping History Series. <https://elyadatabase.com/2022/06/12/japanese-military-and-non-military-involvement-in-the-korean-war-1950-1953/> (accessed May 27, 2022).

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