World War II

Hiroshima atomic bomb dome and the cherry blossom in kobe photo

During the second World War, Japan was allied to Germany and Italy. Japanese troops occupied the former Dutch East Indies for 3.5 years. This occupation lasted from 11 January 1942 to 11 August 1945.

For more information, please visit the website of the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the website of the Japanese embassy and/or the website of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign affairs.