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Countries of the Japanese Empire

Name the modern-day countries who possess territory that was occupied by Japanese troops during WWII.
Quiz by relessness
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Last updated: April 27, 2017
First submittedJune 12, 2014
Times taken20,689
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% Occupied
Country
< 1
Australia
(Christmas Island)
100
Brunei
100
Cambodia
30
China
100
East Timor
100
F.S. Micronesia
< 1
India
(Andaman Islands)
100
Indonesia
100
Japan
% Occupied
Country
20?
Kiribati
100
Laos
100
Malaysia
100
Marshall Islands
100
Myanmar
100
Nauru
100
North Korea
100
Palau
90
Papua New Guinea
% Occupied
Country
100
Philippines
< 1
Russia
100
Singapore
20?
Solomon Islands
100
South Korea
100
Taiwan
(free passage
of troops)
Thailand
< 1
United States
(some Pacific islands)
100
Vietnam
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level 70
Apr 27, 2017
Nice and easy :)
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level 73
Sep 28, 2017
I see what you did there. Lemon Squeezy.
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level 54
May 25, 2019
Another one ezpz lemon squezy
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level 85
Apr 27, 2017
There were other parts of the United States that were occupied by the Japanese besides just the Aleutians: Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
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level ∞
Apr 27, 2017
Changed that text so no one gets confused.
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level 58
Apr 27, 2017
I almost forget the most obvious one
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level 51
May 1, 2017
Same...
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level 73
Jul 2, 2018
I covered the entire Pacific Ocean except Latin America wondering who they could've invaded. I guess they never invaded Japan though.
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level 72
Apr 27, 2017
Only 85% got Japan!?
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level 75
Apr 27, 2017
Probably they were too busy thinking about all the occupied countries they forgot the source of the Empire.
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level 56
Apr 27, 2017
Yea, that's me lol
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level 68
Apr 28, 2017
This is the first one of these that I didn't miss the meta answer.
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level 73
Apr 28, 2017
I got Japan with less than a minute to go. I didn't consider them until I knew I was looking for a country that was alphabetically between Indonesia and Kiribati.
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level 76
Apr 28, 2017
It doesn't make sense for Japan to be an answer. Japanese troops occupied Japan? Was there some military coup I'm unaware of?
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level 54
May 8, 2017
The Japanese military did kind of take over power, yes. Even if they hadn't though, the Japanese Empire would have been occupying the area of the modern country of Japan.
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level 62
Apr 29, 2017
Not including Japan on this quiz is like not including Mongolia in an "Countries of the Mongolian Empire" quiz.
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level 75
Oct 25, 2017
I did. Assumed the question meant in addition to it. /hangs head in shame
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level 79
Apr 30, 2017
Perhaps organizing this list by percentage occupied rather than alphabetically would make it a bit more challenging--and would perhaps make Japan less than 85%.
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level 25
May 12, 2017
Hi, I would like to inform you that including "Japan" as an answer for a quiz that prompts you to name countries that were a part of the Japanese Empire seems unfair. I hope the creator of this quiz reconsiders their choice of including this answer. Thank you
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level 67
Sep 28, 2017
Why is Japan not a part of the Japanese Empire. Was Rome not a part of the Roman Empire?
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level 76
Sep 28, 2017
That's clever, but look at the description. "Name the modern-day countries who possess territory that was occupied by Japanese troops during WWII." Japanese troops never occupied Japan during WWII. They were already in Japan before the war started. The came from Japan! Japan doesn't make sense as an answer in this quiz.
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level 61
May 19, 2017
Briefly and disastrously in 1944, Japan occupied more than just the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India but this never seems to be mentioned on any quiz. Imphal and Kohima anyone?
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level 58
Jun 12, 2017
Finding the last country drove me almost crazy,... until i typed Japan just to relax my impatient fingers. I would argue that the Japanese army was NOT an OCCUPYING troop in Japan. Hence the clue and the wording seems a bit misleading to me. Had Nihon (Japan) changed it's name, and that modern day Japan had a different name than 1940's imperial Japan, then having Japan as an answer would have been more defensible. Aside from this, great and fun quizz. Thank you / Arigatou gozaimasu
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level 64
Jun 19, 2017
I got all of them apart from Japan
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level 41
Sep 28, 2017
Hong Kong?
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level 44
Oct 5, 2018
not a JetPunk country, or an irl country.
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level 42
Sep 28, 2017
Surely a 5/5 quiz from me. I woulk also like to see it an a map quiz as well.
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level 62
Sep 28, 2017
This quiz made me break out the google. I had always thought French islands like New Caledonia were under Japanese control during WWII. Thought wrong, though. I feel a little smarter now. Thanks, Quizmaster.
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level 77
Sep 28, 2017
Significant portions of the territory they occupied were parts of extra Asian empires at the time... you have British India, the American Philippines, and French Indochina to name a few. Though now this territory is not part of the modern-day countries of any European nation.
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level 62
Sep 28, 2017
I got all of them... except Japan. I feel like the biggest idiot in the world right now.
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level 67
Sep 28, 2017
Can't believe I missed the Phillipines on my first try.
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level 50
Sep 28, 2017
I got every single country..... EXCEPT FOR Japan!!! Go figure. Lol
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level 67
Sep 28, 2017
First time I forget Australia, but get Japan immediately. Second time... I forget Japan.
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level 59
Sep 29, 2017
What's the source used for this quiz? Did you just eyeball a map or is there an actual webpage? I want to know, because I want to use the same source for my quiz.
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level 45
Oct 8, 2017
100% first time, 0:58 remaining
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level 30
Dec 6, 2017
You should add Uk because they had control over hong kong which was occupied, putting their score at <1, thanks
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level 44
Oct 5, 2018
it said modern-day countries, China currently occupies Hong Kong.
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level 50
Jan 27, 2018
The country at the time was ussr, not Russia, ussr should be accepted
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level 53
Mar 19, 2018
"modern day countries"
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level 62
Feb 8, 2018
Really interesting and informative quiz. Thanks!
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level 44
May 1, 2018
Interesting quiz, thanks!
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level 32
Jun 13, 2018
Reached 26 countries and kept wondering which was the last country missing... Yeap, it was Japan. Got it on time tho!
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level 37
Jan 20, 2019
what about Mongolia
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level 56
May 22, 2019
What about it?
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level 44
Jan 24, 2019
What about opening India up for a discussion? They did took some tiny territory around the city of Imphal in 1943. They only held it for about 2 months, so it's entirely jutifiable to not include on the quiz, but it would make a nice tricky question.
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level 35
Feb 8, 2019
I kept spelling Nauru and Paulu Nauvu and Pauru
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level 47
Feb 11, 2019
Got South Korea but almost missed North Korea...... How???
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level 46
Mar 4, 2019
I got North Korea but somehow missed South Korea
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level 32
Mar 21, 2019
27/27 first time with 1:21 remaining. Very good quiz, Micronesia almost got me there.
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level 23
Apr 12, 2019
Should accept "Korea" for North Korea and South Korea. Before Japan occupied the two it was a unified Korean Empire.
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level 59
Apr 24, 2019
It was asked for modern-day countries though
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level 22
May 11, 2019
How come you put India by itself, and not in brackets for U.K. You do realize that during WW2, India was known as "British India", because it was still a British colony until after the war.
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level ∞
May 11, 2019
Name the *modern-day* countries
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level 54
May 25, 2019
Why not have Japan tanken because its obvius Japan was a part of the japanese empire
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level 16
Aug 24, 2019
How can you only invade 20% of Kiribati? You look at it an it's conquered. The place is tiny.
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level 56
Sep 11, 2019
I left Micronesia because all the places were filled up alphabetically. Ffs.
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level 70
Nov 6, 2019
Good Quiz! I got all but one, Japan. Didn't really think of it because I thought, "can a country be said to occupy itself". For me when a country is occupied it is by a foreign power not itself. Oh well.