Imperial Japanese Army Maps of the Asia-Pacific Region

A collection of maps from the Imperial Japanese Army archives is now online. Dating from the 1880s onward, the maps cover the Asia-Pacific region, and represent the IJA’s interest in mapping the entire region. “Until the end of World War II, the Japanese military created, copied and stole maps of the vast region stretching from Alaska to Australia, and from the Korean peninsula to Pakistan,” Agence France-Presse reports. Indeed, while the site is in Japanese, some of the maps are not — at least a few are Dutch maps of what is now Indonesia. Via All Points Blog.