Introduction The Tōseiha or Control Faction (統制派) was a political faction in the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) active in the 1920s and 1930s. The Tōseiha was a grouping of moderate officers united primarily by their opposition to the radical Kōdōha (Imperial Way) faction and its aggressive imperialist and anti-modernisation ideals. The Tōseiha rivaled the Kōdōha… Read More
What was the Imperial Way Faction?
Introduction The Kōdōha or Imperial Way Faction (皇道派) was a political faction in the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) active in the 1920s and 1930s. The Kōdōha sought to establish a military government that promoted totalitarian, militaristic and aggressive expansionistic ideals, and was largely supported by junior officers. The radical Kōdōha rivalled the moderate Tōseiha (Control… Read More
What was the Military Academy Incident (1934)?
Introduction The Military Academy incident (士官学校事件, Shikan Gakko Jiken), also known as the November incident (十一月事件, Juichigatsu Jiken) was an attempted coup d’état that took place in Japan in November 1934. It was one of a sequence of similar conspiracies for a “Shōwa Restoration” led by radical elements with the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA). Refer… Read More
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