This Japanese print is titled “Foreigner and Wrestler at Yokohama." It depicts a sumo wrestler, representing Japan, confronting "foreign" opponents.
This woodblock print from an unknown artist created in 1870 depicts tensions in Meiji-era Japan as new customs and ideas competed with traditional ways of life.
Read statements from Japanese diplomats rationalizing the brutality of Japanese troops in China.
Read an excerpt of a story published in the Japanese press about two Japanese soldiers' brutal actions in China.
Students examine sources that shed light on the underlying causes of the outbreak of World War II in Asia.