War Responsibility, Postwar Compensation, and Peace Movements
and Education in Japan
1868 Meiji Restoration.
1894 Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895).
1895 Annexation of Taiwan.
1902 Anglo-Japanese Alliance.
1904 Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905).
1910 Annexation of Korea.
1914 World War I (1914-1918).
1931 Manchurian Incident.
Asia-Pacific War (1931-1945).
1937 Sino-Japanese War
1941 The Pacific War (1941-1945).
1945 The Occupation of Japan (1945-1951).
1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty and
United States-Japan Security Treaty (singed in 1951 and issued in 1952).
1952 The Law for the Relief for the War
Injured and Diseased, and for War Bereaved Families and Others.
MSA (Mutual Security Act)
Agency and the Self Defense Forces established.
1955 The Japan Council Against Atomic
and Hydrogen Bomb (Gensuikyō) established.
1957 Law Concerning Medical Care for the
Atomic Bomb Exposed.
1960 The New U.S.-Japan Security Treaty.
1965 The Treaty on Basic Relations
Between Japan and Republic of Korea.
1963 The Japan Conference Against Atomic
and Hydrogen Bombs (Gensuikin) established.
1967 “Three Non-Nuclear
Principles” declared by Prime Minister Eisaku Satō.
1968 Law Concerning Special Measures for
the Atomic Bomb Exposed.
1970 Japan signs the Non-Proliferation of
Nuclear Weapons (ratified in 1976).
1972 Okinawa Return.
China-Japan Joint Communiqué.
1978 China-Japan Peace and Friendship
1986 The Laws (1986 and 1987) to
compensate Taiwanese killed and wounded soldiers.
1992 The International Peace Cooperation
Law (PKO Law).
Law Concerning Support for the Atomic Bomb Exposed (Atomic Bomb
Survivors’ Support Law) (in effect in 1995)
Asian Women’s Fund. The Law to compensate military
savings and unpaid salaries for Taiwanese soldiers and army/naval
1997 Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense
1999 The Law for Situations in Areas
2001 Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law.
2003 The Law Concerning the Special
Measures on Humanitarian and Reconstruction Assistance in Iraq
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