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Japanese people
The are an ethnic group originating in the Japanese archipelago and are the predominant ethnic group of Japan. Worldwide, approximately 130 million people are of Japanese descent; of these, approximately 127 million are residents of Japan. People of Japanese ancestry who live in other countries are referred to as...
Timeline of Events
1943
1.23.1943
World War II: Australian and American forces finally defeat the Japanese army in Papua. This turning point in the Pacific War marks the beginning of the end of Japanese aggression.
1944
8.5.1944
World War II: possibly the biggest prison breakout in history occurs as 545 Japanese POWs attempt to escape outside the town of Cowra, New South Wales, Australia.
2001
2.9.2001
The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the ''Ehime-Maru'', a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School.