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Makoto Saito works in a rice paddy in 1934. Saito, who chose to retire, had hoped that he could start a quieter life. But after the coup d'état in Feb. 26, 1936, Saito, who took a less important job as the finance minister, was gunned down in a shootout. [Photo/Sina]

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Japanese workers and Western technicians pose for photos in a factory in 1934. After benefiting from the invasion, many people were not rational. Ordinary workers found themselves working more hours but getting paid less. [Photo/Sina]

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Makoto Saito inspects Japanese boy scouts in 1934. Saito should be responsible for his own death because he failed to pull back the country from embarking on a fascist path. His reservation was not different to the army's craze. Saito should understand that if he could not seal the devils in his pocket, they would be bound to take his life. [Photo/Sina]

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Okada Keisuke (L) and his secretary, Matsuo, who also married his younger sister, pose for a photo in 1934. Following the resignation of Makoto Saito, navy admiral Keisuke was appointed the new prime minister, as those who advocated for stability wished to check the army with the navy's influence, so as to prevent a full war. [Photo/Sina]

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Japanese foreign affairs minister Matsuoka Yosuke addresses the League of Nations in 1934. At the meeting, Yosuke refused to withdraw troops from northeast China, and announced that Japan quit the international treaty. From that moment on, Japan embarked on isolationism, with no further checks from the international community on its bourgeoning militarism. [Photo/Sina]

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Japanese graduates, who came to northeast of China to work for the Manchurian railways, pose for a photo in 1935. Japan's occupation of northeast China helped with Japan's employment. Elite graduates were all dispatched to northeast China to help the Kwantung Army manage the area. [Photo/Sina]

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A Japanese instructor teaches Japanese graduates place names in northeast China. Young Japanese working in northeast China started to be convinced that they would start businesses in China. [Photo/Sina]

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