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Kwantung Army blows up own RR, takes more territory in Manchuria.
Wakatsuki Cabinet (with moderates Shidehara and Inoue) falls. New leader Inukai expands offensive.
Inukai gunned down, death spells end of civilian gov't in Japan.
Japan and China sign a truce giving Japan control of Manchuria to the wall.
Five-power naval treaty ended.
Rebels kill Takahashi for trying to cut military expenditures, an event known as 2/26.
Anti-Comintern pact with Germany.
Clashes between Chiang's forces and JP's North China Army, war breaks out. Also clashes with USSR.
Prince Konoe's Declaration: Japan seeks new world order in Asia, will reconstruct China on its own.
First official mention of Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere
Japan signs deal with Vichy France, officially joins Axis.
Washington Naval Conference ends.
Marco Polo Bridge Incident, start of second S-J War.
Root-Takahira agreement; territorial status quo maintained, open door affirmed.
Sanctions ramp up
First S-J War, China loses Korea and Tawian.
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