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Imperial Japanese Navy

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Imperial Japanese Navy - Marching song

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WW2: Death of the Imperial Japanese Navy

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Gunkan machi (imperial japanese navy march)

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Imperial Japan Navy Battleship "Nagato" color video

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Imperial Japanese Navy's Aircraft Carrier Akagi

The Imperial Japanese Navy was the navy of the Empire of Japan from 1868 until 1945, when it was dissolved following Japan's defeat and surrender in World War II. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) was formed after the dissolution of the IJN.
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  • Origins 

  • Creation of the Imperial Japanese Navy (1868–72) 

  • Secondary Service (1872–1882) 

  • Naval expansion (1882–1893) 

  • Sino-Japanese War (1894–1895) 

  • Suppression of the Boxer rebellion (1900) 

  • Naval Buildup and tensions with Russia 

  • Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905) 

  • Towards an autonomous national navy (1905–1914) 

  • World War I (1914–1918) 

  • Interwar years (1918–1937) 

  • World War II 

  • Legacy