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Mongol Invasion of Japan
Part of the Mongol Invasion of East Asia
Mōko Shūrai Ekotoba 2
Samurai facing Mongol and Korean arrows and bombs
Date 1274
Location Northern Kyūshū, Japan
Result Decisive Mongol Victory
Mongol Empire
Commanders and leaders
Kublai Khan
Kim Bang-gyeong
Emperor Kameyama
Hōjō Tokimune
Sukeyoshi Shōni
Yoriyasu Otomo
Tsuneyasu Shōni
Kageyasu Shōni
23,000 Soldiers
700–800 Ships
10,000 Soldiers
Casualties and losses
7,500 Deaths
9,750 Deaths

The Mongol invasion of Japan of 1274 was major military efforts undertaken by Kublai Khan to conquer the Japanese Archipelago after the submission of Goryeo to vassaldom. Ultimately a success for the Mongols, the invasion attempts are of macro-historical importance because they showed the world that the Mongols can not be stopped, and have influencing Japanese culture since then.

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