18 Sep Japan invades Manchuria, induced by the Mukden incident. Some consider that this invasion marks the true beginning of World War II. China asks the League of Nations to intervene, but no military action is taken.
Why would the Japanese need to stage the Mukden Incident as a pretext to invade China?..would not the boycotts, the Nanking & Hankou Incidents, or Tsinan (Jinan) Massacre be reason enough? where 12 Japanese citizens were murdered by the Chinese army on 3rd. May 1928. What the Chinese did to the bodies was atrocious, genitals cut off, eyes gouged out, skulls smashed, limbs missing, women were raped and mutilated beyond recognition.
, 18 January 1889 – 15 August was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II. He and Itagaki Seishirō were the men primarily responsible for the Mukden Incident that took place in Manchuria in
Wanpaoshan Incident - Irrigation ditch at Wanpaoshan which sparked rioting between Chinese and Korean settlers. Although the issue was trivial, it was highly sensationalized in the Japanese and Korean press, and used for considerable propaganda effect to increase anti-Chinese sentiment in the Empire of Japan prior to the Mukden Incident of September, 1931 and the subsequent Japanese invasion of Manchuria.
The Mukden Incident, also known as the Manchurian Incident, was a staged event engineered by Japanese military personnel as a pretext for invading the northern part of China, known as Manchuria, in 1931
Tatekawa Yoshitsugu-The treaty was signed in Moscow on April 13, 1941, by Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka and Ambassador Yoshitsugu Tatekawa for Japan and Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov for the Soviet Union. On the same day, the same people also signed a declaration regarding Mongolia and Manchuria.Yoshitsugu Tatekawa was a lieutenant-general in the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II. He played an important role in the Mukden incident in 1931 as major-general.