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  • Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan
    Wednesday Mar 6, 1895

    First Sino-Japanese War

    Starting Preparations For The Capture of Taiwan

    Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan
    Wednesday Mar 6, 1895

    the Japanese had begun preparations for the capture of Taiwan. However, the first operation would be directed not against the island itself, but against the Pescadores Islands, which due to their strategic position off the west coast would become a stepping stone for further operations against the island. On March 6, a Japanese expeditionary force consisting of a reinforced infantry regiment with 2,800 troops and an artillery battery were embarked on five transports, sailed from Ujina to Sasebo, arriving there three days later.




  • Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan
    Friday Mar 15, 1895

    First Sino-Japanese War

    Leaving Sasebo Heading To The Pescadores

    Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan
    Friday Mar 15, 1895

    On March 15, the five transports were escorted by seven cruisers and five torpedo boats of the 4th Flotilla, left Sasebo heading south to the Pescadores .




  • Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan
    Tuesday Apr 16, 1895

    First Sino-Japanese War

    The Treaty of Shimonoseki

    Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan
    Tuesday Apr 16, 1895

    The Treaty of Shimonoseki was signed on 17 April 1895. The Qing Empire recognized the total independence of Korea and ceded the Liaodong Peninsula, Taiwan and Penghu Islands to Japan "in perpetuity".




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