Japan, officially the State of Japan, is an island country located in East Asia. In the aftermath of World War II, Japan became a leading nation in scientific research, technology, machinery and biomedical research.
- 1 History
- 1.1 World War II
- 1.2 Colleen Wing's Childhood
- 1.3 Bruce Banner's Fugitive Status
- 1.4 Black Widow's Past
- 1.5 Interrogation of Toshiro Mori
- 1.6 Chase of Black Sky
- 1.7 Invitation to Fight
- 1.8 Bear Hunt
- 1.9 Chase for Randall
- 1.10 Massacre in Tokyo
- 2 Seals
- 3 Appearances
- 4 References
- 5 External Links
World War II
Attack on Pearl Harbor
Invasion of Iwo Jima
The United States Army invaded Iwo Jima during World War II as the first attack against Japanese territory, in order to use the island as an advanced post in the impending invasion of the Japanese mainland.
Battle of Okinawa
The United States Army invaded and captured Okinawa during World War II in order to use it as a major air force and troop base for the planned invasion of Japan. The Japanese military eventually made a decision to surrender and approached the US army camp with a white flag, however, they ended up being slaughtered by Jack Thompson who assumed that they were planning an attack. Thompson buried a flag and made up a story that he killed the soldiers before they could kill the commanding officer, earning a Navy Cross medal.
At the Potsdam Conference of July-August 1945, Harry S. Truman, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin discussed the ongoing war with Japan, where Churchill and Truman acquiesced to Stalin as they needed the Soviet Union's cooperation in the war against Japan. Heavy casualties sustained in the campaigns at Iwo Jima and Okinawa as well as fears of the even costlier land invasion of Japan led Truman to authorize the use of the atomic bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in early August.
Phastos, an Eternal who had the power of invention, visited Hiroshima in the aftermath of the bombing and blamed himself for the incident as he had introduced technological aspects to humanity and thus credited the invention of the atomic bomb to his interference. Horrified by the Hiroshima bombing, Phastos gave up on humanity and swore to never aid or protect them henceforth.
On August 10, the Japanese government issued a statement declaring they would accept the terms of the Potsdam Declaration, and on September 2, Japan's formal surrender was accepted.
Colleen Wing's Childhood
Bruce Banner's Fugitive Status
Black Widow's Past
In an attempt to intimidate Romanoff to keep her from uploading S.H.I.E.L.D.'s exploits onto the internet, Alexander Pierce told her that her past would also be exposed, and mentioned Osaka as one of the places that she did something less than respectable.
Interrogation of Toshiro Mori
Bobbi Morse, Melinda May and Lance Hunter were sent to Okinawa by Phil Coulson to track down Toshiro Mori and find more information about the Splinter Bombs. Morse apporoached Mori at his laboratory and attempted to trick him, using her HYDRA cover, and successfully got Mori to reveal that he based the Splinter Bombs on specifications derived from HYDRA technology in World War II. Mori also informed her that he shipped all of them to Daniel Whitehall, in hopes for earning a chance to work on the Diviner, and that Marcus Scarlotti was ordered to find Julien Beckers.
However, Mori received an information that Morse was, in fact, a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and ordered his men to kill her, but she was saved by Hunter who intercepted a message. Hunter, May, and Morse engaged in a fight with HYDRA operatives, killing most of them, including Mori himself. Obtaining new information, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents left Japan and headed to Belgium to track down Scarlotti.
Chase of Black Sky
The Chaste found out that the Hand discovered the Black Sky, so Stick attacked Aito inside his office in Tokyo. Stick forced Aito to admit that the Hand had shipped the Black Sky to New York City in the Asano Robotics ship, so after killing Aito, Stick departed to New York to reunite with Matt Murdock and find the Black Sky.
Invitation to Fight
Scythe was at karaoke house in Japan where he performed a karaoke version of A-ha's "Take On Me" after killing an entire room full of Yakuza members. Scythe then strangled the last victim with the microphone cord, before he was approached by a servant carrying an invitation to Madame Gao's Da Jue Zhan.
Murakami had a trip to Shikoku for another hunt for the Asian black bear. Murakami tracked him for ten days and entered into a fight with him in the forest. The bear nearly killed him, but Murakami killed him first and brought his corpse to New York City to dissect him.
Chase for Randall
During a trip across Asia to find Orson Randall, Danny Rand and Ward Meachum managed to track down his henchmen in Hokkaido. Meachum met with them in a local bar and informed them that he knows that Randall is a black-market dealer. They denied his words but Meachum showed them a cargo file about Hancock Transport shipping container with mysterious corpse.
After the men still denied any connections with Randall, Meachum mentioned about his activities in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta. They then realized that he was responsible for the theft of Randall's shipment in Jakarta and deemed to return it. Meachum then allowed Rand to deal with this. One of the goons attempted to shoot at Rand, but he used his dual pistols that are charged with Chi to destroy the bullet.
In 2023, Natasha Romanoff went to Tokyo in order to recruit Clint Barton, who had become a ruthless vigilante under the identity of Ronin. He fought a Yakuza group led by Akihiko. His men weren't able to hold Barton long enough for Akihiko to escape, which led to their inevitable showdown. As Akihiko was cornered and fatally stabbed by Barton, and he asked him to spare his life in return for gibing Barton whatever he desires. However, Barton declined this offer and proceeded to impale Akihiko with his sword. He was soon met by Romanoff who convinced him to return to help the Avengers.
|Appearances for Japan|
In chronological order:
- Captain America: First Vengeance
- Agent Carter: 1.01: Now is Not the End
- Agent Carter: 1.05: The Iron Ceiling
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Sometimes the Marvel Cinematic Universe alludes to events which happened in our world, and it is assumed they happened on the same dates in the universe.
- Agent Carter: 2.02: A View in the Dark
- Iron Fist: 2.01: The Fury of Iron Fist
- The Incredible Hulk
- Iron Man 2
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier Deleted Scene
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.06: A Fractured House
- Daredevil: 1.07: Stick
- Iron Fist: 1.06: Immortal Emerges from Cave
- The Defenders: 1.04: Royal Dragon
- Iron Fist: 2.10: A Duel of Iron
- Avengers: Endgame