When I left Korea in July of 1934, there were already many indications that Japan was preparing for war on a large scale. “The Manchurian Incident” of September 1931 was the beginning of Japan's inroads into China, which were expanded and intensified until they resulted in the full scale war with China in 1937. The rest is very recent history—Pearl Harbor—Japan's rapid spread throughout the Pacific Islands, and Southeast Asia—Three and a half years of war, the atomic bombs—and surrender aboard the battleship Missouri.

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