World history/WHME102/Germany and Japan/Japanese empire

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Japanese battleships Yamashiro, Fuso and Haruna

Read the below article. As you do so, consider the following questions:

  • What factors drove Japanese expansionism?
  • What sparked the Pacific war?

Susan Townsend, 'Japan's Quest for Empire: 1931-1945', BBC History, 30 March 2011.