|Japanese Home Islands Campaign|
|Part of Asia-Pacific Front of World War III|
| Communist Forces
The attempted invasion of Japan was costly for both sides. The Japan Self-Defense Force, accompanied by U.S. Marines and the U.S. Navy, was able to perform efficiently on the battlefield, having been braced for any attack on belligerent states. The Chinese were able to land in the Ryukyu Islands and push inland into Okinawa. In Okinawa, fierce combat occurred between the PLA, the JSDF, and the US Marines. Meanwhile, in Hokkaido, the Soviets were able to occupy the island but any advance further south was halted. It would remain the same stalemate until Soviet forces were recalled by arrested President Mikhail Gorbachev after he was released in counter coup detat against the hardline Soviet government. Upon the withdrawal of Soviet forces in Hokkaido, the remaining PLA in the Ryukyu were either killed or captured by the JSDF.