Armed Forces of the Empire of Japan

Imperial Armed Forces
War flag of the Imperial Japanese Army (1868–1945).svg
The ensign of the Imperial Japanese Army
Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg
Ensign of the Imperial Japanese Navy
Founded 3 January 1868
Disbanded 1947
Service branches
Headquarters Imperial General Headquarters
Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Conscription 3 years
Related articles
History Military history of Japan
Ranks Army ranks

Navy ranks

The Armed Forces of the Empire of Japan during that Empire's existence from the Meiji Restoration in 1868[1] through World War II until the signing of the Constitution of Japan (1868–1947)[2] included the:

Air forces were divided into the Army Air Service and the Navy Air Service.

History [ edit ]

Organisation [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "One can date the 'restoration' of imperial rule from the edict of 3 January 1868." Jansen, Marius B. (2000). The Making of Modern Japan. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. p. 334.
  2. ^ "Chronological table 5 1 December 1946 - 23 June 1947". National Diet Library. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
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