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Imperial Japanese Army Academy
The Imperial Japanese Army
Imperial Japanese Army
Academy (陸軍士官学校, Rikugun Shikan Gakkō) was the principal officer's training school for the Imperial Japanese Army. The programme consisted of a junior course for graduates of local army cadet schools and for those who had completed four years of middle school, and a senior course for officer candidates.Contents1 History and background 2 Curriculum 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory and background[edit] Established as the Heigakkō in 1868 in Kyoto, the officer training school was renamed the Imperial Japanese Army
Imperial Japanese Army
Academy in 1874 and relocated to Ichigaya, Tokyo. After 1898, the Academy came under the supervision of the Army Education Administration. In 1937 the Academy was divided, with the Senior Course Academy being relocated to Sagamihara in Kanagawa prefecture, and the Junior Course School moved to Asaka, Saitama
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Tokyo
Tokyo
Tokyo
(/ˈtoʊkioʊ/, Japanese: [toːkʲoː] ( listen)), officially Tokyo Metropolis,[6] is the capital city of Japan
Japan
and one of its 47 prefectures.[7] The Greater Tokyo Area
Greater Tokyo Area
is the most populous metropolitan area in the world.[8] It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan
Japan
and the Japanese government. Tokyo
Tokyo
is in the Kantō region
Kantō region
on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu
Honshu
and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands.[9] Formerly known as Edo, it has been the de facto seat of government since 1603 when Shōgun
Shōgun
Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters
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Kumamoto
Kumamoto
Kumamoto
(熊本市, Kumamoto-shi) is the capital city of Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. As of April 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 737,812[3] and a population density of 1,900 persons per km2. The total area is 389.53 km2. Greater Kumamoto
Kumamoto
(熊本都市圏) had a population of 1,460,000, as of the 2000 census
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Imperial Japanese Army
The Imperial Japanese Army
Army
(IJA; 大日本帝國陸軍 Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun; " Army
Army
of the Greater Japanese Empire") was the official ground-based armed force of the Empire of Japan
Empire of Japan
from 1868 to 1945. It was controlled by the Imperial Japanese Army
Army
General Staff Office and the Ministry of War, both of which were nominally subordinate to the Emperor of Japan
Emperor of Japan
as supreme commander of the army and the navy. Later an Inspectorate General of Aviation became the third agency with oversight of the army
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French Military Mission To Japan (1872-1880)
The 1872–1880 French Military Mission to Japan was the second French military mission to that country. It followed the first French military mission to Japan (1867–68), which had ended with the Boshin War and the establishment of the rule of Emperor Meiji.Contents1 Background 2 The mission 3 Activities 4 Legacy 5 Some other members of the mission 6 References6.1 Notes 6.2 BibliographyBackground[edit] The formation of a second military mission to Japan was rather a surprise, as the first French Military Mission had sided with the shōgun Tokugawa Yoshinobu against the ruling government of Emperor Meiji during the Boshin war
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Osaka
Osaka
Osaka
(大阪市, Ōsaka-shi) (Japanese pronunciation: [oːsaka];  listen (help·info)) is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture
Osaka Prefecture
and the largest component of the Keihanshin
Keihanshin
Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan
Japan
and among the largest in the world with over 19 million inhabitants
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Nagoya
Nagoya
Nagoya
(名古屋) is the largest city in the Chūbu region
Chūbu region
of Japan. It is Japan's third-largest incorporated city and the fourth-most-populous urban area. It is located on the Pacific
Pacific
coast on central Honshu. It is the capital of Aichi Prefecture
Aichi Prefecture
and is one of Japan's major ports along with those of Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Yokohama, Chiba, and Kitakyushu. It is also the center of Japan's third-largest metropolitan region, known as the Chūkyō Metropolitan Area
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Hiroshima
Hiroshima
Hiroshima
(広島市, Hiroshima-shi, Japanese: [çiɾoɕima]) is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture
Hiroshima Prefecture
and the largest city in the Chūgoku region
Chūgoku region
of western Honshu
Honshu
- the largest island of Japan. Hiroshima, a name meaning "Broad Island", gained city status on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1980, Hiroshima
Hiroshima
became a designated city. As of August 2016[update], the city has an estimated population of 1,196,274
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Sendai
Sendai
Sendai
(仙台市, Sendai-shi, Japanese: [seꜜndai]) is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, the largest city in the Tōhoku region, and the second largest city north of Tokyo. As of 1 August 2017[update], the city had a population of 1,086,012, and is one of Japan's 20 designated cities. The total area of the city is 786.30 square kilometres (303.59 sq mi). The city was founded in 1600 by the daimyō Date Masamune, and is nicknamed the City of Trees (杜の都, Mori no Miyako); there are about 60 zelkova trees on Jōzenji Street (定禅寺通, Jōzenji dōri) and Aoba Street (青葉通, Aoba dōri). In the summer, the Sendai
Sendai
Tanabata
Tanabata
Festival, the largest Tanabata festival in Japan, is held
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Martial Arts
Martial arts
Martial arts
are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a number of reasons: as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage. Although the term martial art has become associated with the fighting arts of eastern Asia, it originally referred to the combat systems of Europe
Europe
as early as the 1550s
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Horsemanship
Equestrianism
Equestrianism
(from Latin
Latin
equester, equestr-, equus, horseman, horse),[1] more often known as riding, horse riding (British English) or horseback riding (American English),[2] refers to the skill of riding, driving, steeplechasing or vaulting with horses
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Infantry Regiment
Infantry
Infantry
is the branch of an army that engages in military combat on foot, distinguished from cavalry, artillery, and tank forces. Also known as foot soldiers, infantry traditionally relies on moving by foot between combats as well, but may also use mounts, military vehicles, or other transport
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Platoon
A platoon is a military unit typically composed of two or more squads/sections/patrols. Platoon
Platoon
organization varies depending on the country and the branch, but typically, per the official tables of organization as published in U.S. military documents; a full-strength U.S. infantry rifle platoon consists of 39 Soldiers or 43 Marines (U.S. Army [USA] or U.S. Marine Corps
Corps
[USMC], respectively). There are other types of infantry platoons (e.g., antiarmor, heavy machinegun, light armored reconnaissance, mortar, reconnaissance, scout, scout sniper, and weapons), depending upon service and type of infantry company/battalion to which the platoon is assigned, and these platoons may range from as few as 18 (USMC scout sniper platoon) to 69 (USMC mortar platoon)
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Sergeant-major
Sergeant
Sergeant
major is a senior non-commissioned rank or appointment in many militaries around the world. In Commonwealth countries, the various degrees of sergeant major are appointments held by warrant officers. In the United States, there are also various grades of sergeant major (command sergeant major, Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Major
of the Army, Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Major
of the Marine Corps), but they are all of the same pay grade of E–9
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Second Lieutenant
Second lieutenant (called lieutenant in some countries) is a junior commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces, comparable to NATO OF-1b rank.Contents1 Australia 2 Canada 3 France 4 Greece 5 Indonesia 6 Israel 7 New Zealand 8 Norway 9 Pakistan 10 United Kingdom & other Commonwealth countries 11 United States 12 Insignia 13 See also 14 ReferencesAustralia[edit] The rank of second lieutenant existed in the military forces of the Australian colonies and Australian Army
Australian Army
until 1986. In the colonial forces, which closely followed the practices of the British military, the rank of second lieutenant began to replace ranks such as Ensign and Cornet from 1871. New appointments to the rank of second lieutenant ceased in the Regular Army in 1986.[1] Immediately prior to this change, the rank had been effectively reserved for new graduates from the Officer Cadet School, Portsea which closed in 1985
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