Japanese Imperialism in Asia
In August 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs, on the cities of Hiroshima (killing 70,000 to 150,000) and Nagasaki (killing 60,000 to 80,000), Japan to end the fighting of World War II.
Historians estimate Japanese imperialism in Asia cost more than nine million civilian deaths. Japan has had close ties with the United States ever since it ended its occupation to help Japan rebuild its cities in 1952. Today, Japan is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. While the scars of World War II have faded, the Meiji Restoration period and subsequent Japanese imperialism are a subject of continued tension with countries in Asia.
Watch this video that explores the effects of Japanese imperialism in Asia.