This web page, published by the Military Postal History Society, contains images of frame 1 of 10 for the The Rising Sun -- Japanese Expansion from 1894 to 1941 exhibit pages created by the late Al Kugel. This exhibit was created by, and is the property of the late Al Kugel, and is being supplied by his heirs as a courtesy to the Military Postal History Society.
This exhibit illustrates with philatelic material the expansion of the Japanese Empire from the first war with China in 1894-95 up to the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor. It includes military mail from the Japanese Imperial forces as well as civil mail sent from the newly-occupied territories. Key sections of the exhibit reflect the Japanese participation in the suppression of the Boxer Uprising, the occupation of German colonies in the Pacific early in World War I, and the intervention in Siberia at the end of that conflict. The concluding sections relate to warlike "incidents" which resulted in the complete occupation of Manchuria in 1931-41, followed by North and Central China in 1937-41.
To view the text within all 10 frame images, see: web page containing the text content of all 10 exhibit frames.