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The following are some of the battles of the Imperial Japanese Navy:

By war

Boshin War (1868–1869)

First Sino-Japanese War (1894–1895)

Japanese Occupation of Korea 1895

Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905)

World War I (1914–1918)

  • Battle of Tsingtao. Naval actions against German interests in the Far-East, in particular the capture of the Tsingtao peninsula.
  • Few ships diverted to Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea for escort duties cooperating with the British Royal Navy. In the Mediterranean, a fleet consisting of one armoured cruiser, Nisshin, and eight of the Navy's newest destroyers under Admiral Satō Kōzō, was based in Malta and efficiently protected allied shipping between Marseilles, Taranto and ports in Egypt until the end of the War.
  • Seizure of the former possessions of Germany in Micronesia (the Mariana Islands (excluding Guam), Caroline Islands and Marshall Islands).

Interwar (1918–1941)

Shanghai 1932

Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945)

Besides support for Imperial Japanese Army operations, the Navy operations involved many landing operations by the Special Naval Landing Forces along the coasts and rivers of the Republic of China, French Indochina and along the Yangtze River and its tributaries. The Navy provided much of the air support for operations in the first few years of the war in central and southern China.

World War II (1941–1945)

See also

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