And it also, in turn, began a series of conflicts that were precursors to the 1931 Manchuria Incident
and the Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945.
Japan already occupied Taiwan and the Korean Peninsula even before the Manchuria Incident
and its aggressive territorial expansion was a consistent policy of the Japanese government, military and the pre-war "zaibatsu" conglomerates.
The events are known in China as the 'Sept.18 Incident', in Japan as the 'Manchuria Incident
', and in the West as the 'Mukden Incident'.
(6) For a summary of the Manchuria Incident
and Japan's domination of the area, see "Mukden Incident" and "Manchuria."
The disclosure time frame targets a 17-year period, starting from the Manchuria incident
in September 1931 and ending in September 1948, three years after Japan's defeat in World War II.
18, 1931, train attack in Liutiaogou, which triggered the Manchuria Incident
, a pretext for the invasion of Manchuria.