Imperial Japanese Navy


May 19, 2022

Imperial Japanese Navy (old kanji: 大日本帝國海軍, new kanji: 大日本帝国海軍, romaji: Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kaigun, Sino-Vietnamese pronunciation: Imperial Japanese Navy), official name Hai The Imperial Japanese Army, commonly referred to as the Japanese Navy for short, was the naval force of the Empire of Japan from 1869 upon its founding until 1947 when it was dissolved under article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounced the use of force as a means of settling international disputes. It was the third largest navies in the world in 1920 after the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy, and was perhaps the most modern naval force in the immediate vicinity of World War II. The ships in this force were also supported by aircraft and air strikes from the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Force. The Imperial Japanese Navy has its roots in early conflicts with the nations of the Asian continent, which began in the early medieval period and culminated in operations in the 16th and 17th centuries. during the cultural exchange with the great powers of Europe during the Age of Discovery. After two centuries of stagnation due to the nation-wide policy advocated by the shoguns during the Edo period, the Japanese Navy fell behind in many ways until the country was forced to open up to trade due to interference. America in 1854. This led to the Meiji Restoration that began in 1868. From the restoration of power to Emperor Meiji came a period of massive modernization and industrialization. The history of a string of victories by the Imperial Japanese Navy, at times fought with far superior forces, such as in the Sino-Japanese War of 1895 and the Russo-Japanese War of 1905, was over and nearing. as completely annihilated in the final days of World War II. The Imperial Japanese Navy was officially disbanded in 1947.


Japan has had naval conflicts with the Asian mainland since ancient times, including the transport of troops between Korea and Japan, starting at least from the Kofun period in the 3rd century AD. After the Mongol attempts to invade Japan led by Kublai Khan in 1274 and 1281, the plundering activities of the Wakou (Japanese pirates) were very intense in coastal China. Japan began building a navy in the 16th century, during the Warring States Period, when feudal lords competed to build huge fleets of several hundred warships. During that time, Japan may have built its first Battleship, when Oda Nobunaga, a great Japanese, requested the construction of six battleships Oatakebune in 1576. In 1588 , Toyotomi Hideyoshi promulgated a ban on wuxia; they later became Toyotomi's vassals, and were part of the naval force during the Japanese invasion of Korea. It is also said that Admiral Yi built the first battleship with the task of raiding Japanese supply ships during the Imjin Waeran War in 1592-1597. Japan has