Taiwan under Japanese rule

period of Taiwanese history (1895–1945)

The Japanese Empire used to control Taiwan.

Taiwan
臺灣  (Chinese)Template:Efn native lang
Tʻaiwan
臺灣  (Japanese)[a]
Taiwan
1895–1945
Coat of arms of Taiwan
Coat of arms
Anthem: 
National seal:
台灣總督之印
Seal of the Governor-General of Taiwan

National badge:
臺字章
Daijishō
Taiwan (dark red) within the Empire of Japan (light red) at its furthest extent
Taiwan (dark red) within the Empire of Japan (light red) at its furthest extent
StatusColony (Gaichi) of the Empire of Japan
Capital
and largest city
Taihoku
Official languagesJapanese
Common languagesTaiwanese
Hakka
Formosan languages
Religion
State Shinto
Buddhism
Taoism
Confucianism
Chinese folk religion
Demonym(s)
GovernmentGovernment-General
Emperor 
• 1895–1912
Meiji
• 1912–1926
Taishō
• 1926–1945
Shōwa
Governor-General 
• 1895–1896 (first)
Kabayama Sukenori
• 1944–1945 (last)
Rikichi Andō
History 
17 April 1895
21 October 1895
27 October 1930
2 September 1945
25 October 1945
28 April 1952
5 August 1952
CurrencyTaiwanese yen
ISO 3166 codeTW
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Taiwan under Qing rule
Republic of Formosa
Taiwan under ROC rule
Today part ofRepublic of China (Taiwan)

It was their first colony.[1] The Japanese empire monopolized most of the industries of Taiwan.[2]

After Japan surrendered in September 1945 the Republic of China (ROC) took control of Taiwan.[3]

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References

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  1. Pastreich, Emanuel (July 2003). "Sovereignty, Wealth, Culture, and Technology: Mainland China and Taiwan Grapple with the Parameters of "Nation State" in the 21st Century". Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. OCLC 859917872. Archived from the original on April 14, 2018. Retrieved December 22, 2014. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. Eckhardt, Jappe; Fang, Jennifer; Lee, Kelley (2017-03-04). "The Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corporation: To 'join the ranks of global companies'". Global Public Health. 12 (3): 335–350. doi:10.1080/17441692.2016.1273366. ISSN 1744-1692. PMC 5553428. PMID 28139964.
  3. Chen, C. Peter. "Japan's Surrender". World War II Database. Lava Development, LLC. Archived from the original on January 2, 2016. Retrieved December 22, 2014.