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IJA flag

The IJA's flag

The Imperial Japanese Army (Japanese: 大日本帝國陸軍 Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun) was a component of the Empire of Japan's military which consisted of ground and air forces which conducted land-based operations. It participated in a number of wars, such as the First and Second Sino-Japanese wars, the Boxer Rebellion, the Russo-Japanese war, World War I and World War II.

In its early days, the IJA took inspiration from Western armies, and invested in the purchase of foreign technology and equipment. The IJA mostly saw a rise during the reign of Emperor Shōwa (known during his reign, 1926–1945, as Hirohito), whose policies were often centered around Japan's military power.

During the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Second World War, the IJA participated in the invasion of China and of Pacific and South-East Asian territories, subsequently building bases and being mostly on the defensive in the latter half of the war.

After the surrender of Japan in September 1945, the Imperial Army was dissolved during the American occupation. Since 1952, Japan maintains the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, the "successor" of the IJA.

Battlefield VietnamEdit

In Battlefield Vietnam's WWII mod, the IJA replaces the IJN from Battlefield 1942, but still fights the United States Marine Corps in the three maps included in the mod.


VS Team Maps
U.S. flag, 48 stars United States Marine Corps

Kits and WeaponsEdit

Including Battlefield: Vietnams optional loadouts on some classes. The major difference is now the Type 5 is available to the Assault and Anti-tank as optional primaries and remains the standard rifle for Engineers. Weapons wise, in addition to getting Mortars from base game and the new Type 100 Flamethrower, the IJA get MP 40s instead of MP 18s.


Loadout 1

Loadout 2

  • Knife
  • Walther P38
  • Type 5
  • Four grenades




Loadout 1

Loadout 2

  • Knife
  • Walther P38
  • Type 5
  • Mortar


Note: Loadouts 1 and 2 for the Scout kit are identical.


BFVWWII Japanese Flamethrower kit

Flamethrower kit

Note: The Flamethrower kit is a hidden kit, and not a standard loadout.


IJA uses identical equipment as the IJN from Battlefield 1942.






Battlefield VEdit

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The Imperial Japanese Army[1], known simply as Japan in-game, is a faction set to be introduced into Battlefield V in the fifth Tides of War chapter, War in the Pacific. It is opposed by the United States Armed Forces.[2]


VS Team Maps
U.S. flag, 48 stars USA






Squad ReinforcementsEdit


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