The luckiest city of World War 2

It’s August 1945. It’s been almost 6 years since the Second World War started. The terror regimes of Germany, Japan and its allies were fighting the United States, Russia, Great Britain and many more. Germany had surrendered several months ago, but Japan was still very much in the fight.

Port Arthur: The Dress Rehearsal for World War 1

The Russo-Japanese war (1904-1905) is a major 20th century war, which is often overlooked because of the much larger conflicts (i.e. World War 1, World War 2) that happened later.  The basic reason for the war between Russia and Japan was a mutual interest in controlling Korea and Manchuria.

The Republic of Ezo

The Republic of Ezo has the distinction of being one of the shortest lived countries. During the Boshin Civil War in Japan, a group of men led by Admiral Enomoto Takeaki escaped to the large, northern island of Japan, now known as Hokkaido.

The Tale of Genji: The World’s first novel

The Tale of Genji is a 54 chapter novel written by the Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu in the 11th century. Although there is no way to prove this, it sometimes has been referred as the World’s first novel.