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Japan fought many, many battles in this war. Some were land battles, others were more of sea and or air battles.
Here are some of the more famous battles that were fought by Japan.
First, there was the battle (if you can call it that) of Pearl Harbor. After that, the Japanese won many battles in the Pacific. Many of these did not really have names. For example, the Japanese conquered the Philippines without fighting any battles that have been given names.
Some other important battles were the Battle of the Coral Sea, Midway and Guadalcanal early in the war. Late in the war there were Peliliu, Saipan, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. There was the Battle of the Leyte Gulf as the US reinvaded the Philippines.
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