Imperial Japanese Navy

Imperial Japanese Navy (Nihon Kaigun)

The Imperial Japanese Navy (Nihon Kaigun) in 1941 was unquestionably a world power. With the help of the British, who trained the Japanese to the point that all bridge orders were issued in English, a Japanese fleet was built in the early twentieth century. At first the Japanese Imperial Navy was built overseas in England, but soon Japanese yards were building Japanese ships based on English designs. Soon Japanese ships were native designs equal or better to anything afloat.

Battleship Yamato

11/30/05 This Japanese movie will focus on the death of the Yamato and her crew. On April 6, 1945, the ship was sacrificed in an attempt to stop the invasion of Okinawa. Most of the crew perished. I think the film will be an epitaph for that era, as Yamato means “indomidable Japanese spirit.” She was also the pride of the Nihon Kaigun. I think they will use the ship as a metaphor The Japanese have located the wreck and have explored it numerous times. While I don't speak Japanese, the trailer looks interesting if not a little romantic.

Subscribe to Imperial Japanese Navy