Martell asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Kami kaze, in Japanese, means "Divine Winds" which they called their suicide pilots in WW!!. Historical event?

What historical event(s) does this term refer to in Japanese history?

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  • Cister
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Kamikaze attacks were organized suicide missions during WWII.

    In 1281 the Mongol’s armada, led by Kublai Khan were attempting to take over the Japanese islands. KImage7.gif (3127 bytes)ublai Khan’s plan was practically assured, but a typhoon pushed back and destroyed the Mongol fleet. The typhoon was said to have been sent by God; the Divine Wind (Inoguchi xi). The name kamikaze says a great deal about how the Japanese felt towards kamikaze missions and kamikaze pilots, as if the idea of the kamikaze was of divine origin.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Over a hundred years before World War Two, the Chinese emperor ordered a massive seaborne invasion of Japan. Japan knew it was coming, and knew they didn't have a snowball's chance of defending against the Chinese's overwhelming naval superiority. But within a day or so after the fleet left China, a typhoon struck and almost totally destroyed the Chinese fleet and the invasion never happened. The Japanese considered the Gods must have favored them, and sent the wind - a "Divine Wind"...I cannot recall the name of the Chinese emperor at the moment...to defeat the Chinese.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Kami Kaze partially destroyed and severely crippled Kublai Khan's invasion fleet. The Naval Special Corps tried to d the same thing against the US Pacific Fleet.

  • 1 decade ago

    It refers back to a attempted Mongolian invasion that was foiled by a typhoon hence the term "Divine Winds"

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  • Sandra
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Y2K. I turned 7 on Christmas Day 1999. I'm 21 now.

  • 1 decade ago

    It refers to the sinking of a Mongol fleet by a hurricane (or typhoon, I suppose) in 1281.

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