黄军

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Chinese[edit]

黄军: Japanese army uniform from 1914, of similar color to the uniform worn during WWII.
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Etymology[edit]

From 皇军 (huángjūn, imperial army), self-proclaimed title of the Japanese army during the Second World War. (huáng, imperial) was later changed by the Chinese to its homophone (huáng, yellow), both as a pun and as an indication of the colour of the uniform worn by the Japanese at the time.

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Noun[edit]

黄军

  1. (historical) the Japanese army during World War II