Japan-United States Relations Quiz

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This quiz is aimed at providing you with valuable information on this crucial relationship between Japan and USA. Japan is the foremost ally of the USA in East Asia. The alliance between Japan and USA forms the bases of US hegemony in the region, which lately has been challenged by the rise of China. Therefore, to counter the growing threat of expansionist China and North Korea, the steady and growing relations between US and Japan become highly crucial. Play this quiz to know more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which treaty grants the United States the right to base U.S. troops in Japan?

    • A.

      U.S Japan Civil Nuclear Treaty

    • B.

      U.S.-Japan mutual defense treaty

    • C.

      Both 1 and 2 

    • D.

      Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer
    B. U.S.-Japan mutual defense treaty
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the U.S.-Japan mutual defense treaty. This treaty grants the United States the right to base U.S. troops in Japan. It is a bilateral security agreement between the United States and Japan that was signed in 1960. The treaty establishes that both countries will cooperate to maintain peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region, and it allows the United States to maintain military bases and deploy troops in Japan for the purpose of collective self-defense.

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  • 2. 

    Japan is the fourth-largest overall U.S. trading partner and the largest source of foreign direct investment into the United States.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Japan is the fourth-largest overall U.S. trading partner and the largest source of foreign direct investment into the United States. This means that Japan is one of the top countries that the United States trades with, and it also invests the most money directly into the United States. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 3. 

    Which country is not part of the QUAD grouping?

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      United States

    • D.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    D. Germany
    Explanation
    The QUAD grouping consists of four countries - India, Japan, United States, and Australia. Germany is not part of this grouping.

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  • 4. 

    When did the United States return Okinawa (one of the Japanese territories acquired by the United States during wartime) to Japan?

    • A.

      1966

    • B.

      1969

    • C.

      1972

    • D.

      1975

    Correct Answer
    C. 1972
    Explanation
    The United States returned Okinawa to Japan in 1972. This marked the end of the United States' administrative control over the island, which had been acquired during World War II. The return of Okinawa was part of a broader effort to normalize relations between the United States and Japan and to restore full sovereignty to Japan.

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  • 5. 

    Arrange the following Japanese Islands from North to south.

    • A.

      Hokkado, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu

    • B.

      Hokkado, Shikoku, Kyushu, Honshu

    • C.

      Hokkado, Kyushu, Honshu, Shikoku

    • D.

      Kyushu, Honshu, Shikoku, Hokkado

    Correct Answer
    A. Hokkado, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Hokkado, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu. This is the correct arrangement of the Japanese Islands from North to South. Hokkado is the northernmost island, followed by Honshu, Shikoku, and finally Kyushu in the south.

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  • 6. 

    _______ was a U.S official who served as  Chief administrator of occupied Japan after the World War II

    • A.

      Andrew Davidson

    • B.

      James Mattis

    • C.

      Douglas MacArthur 

    • D.

      Howard Reginald Johnson

    Correct Answer
    C. Douglas MacArthur 
    Explanation
    Douglas MacArthur was a U.S official who served as the Chief administrator of occupied Japan after World War II. He played a significant role in the reconstruction and democratization of Japan, implementing various reforms and policies. MacArthur's administration focused on demilitarization, political and economic reforms, and the establishment of a new constitution for Japan. He is widely recognized for his contributions in shaping post-war Japan and laying the foundation for its successful recovery and transformation into a democratic nation.

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  • 7. 

    QUAD was the brainchild of which Japanese Prime Minister?

    • A.

      Shinzo Abe

    • B.

      Fumio Kishida 

    • C.

      Yoshihide Suga

    • D.

      Naruhito

    Correct Answer
    A. Shinzo Abe
    Explanation
    Shinzo Abe was the Japanese Prime Minister who came up with the idea of QUAD. QUAD stands for the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, which is a strategic forum between the United States, Japan, Australia, and India. It was established in 2007 and aims to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific region. Abe believed in the importance of strengthening regional security cooperation and countering China's influence in the region, which led to the formation of QUAD.

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  • 8. 

    Kuril Islands dispute is between Japan and

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      South Korea

    • D.

      North Korea

    Correct Answer
    B. Russia
    Explanation
    The Kuril Islands dispute is a territorial disagreement between Japan and Russia. The dispute revolves around the sovereignty of the four southernmost islands of the Kuril chain, which were occupied by the Soviet Union at the end of World War II. Japan claims these islands as part of its territory, while Russia currently administers them. The dispute has hindered diplomatic relations between the two countries and has yet to be resolved.

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  • 9. 

    When did Japan attack the Pearl Harbor?

    • A.

      10 July 1941

    • B.

      6 July 1941

    • C.

      7 December 1941

    • D.

      14 December 1941

    Correct Answer
    C. 7 December 1941
    Explanation
    On 7 December 1941, Japan attacked the Pearl Harbor. This date is significant because it marked the entry of the United States into World War II. The surprise attack on the US naval base in Hawaii resulted in significant damage to the American fleet and led to the death of over 2,400 Americans. The attack prompted the US to declare war on Japan the following day, and ultimately led to the involvement of the US in the global conflict.

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  • 10. 

    When did the U.S. drop the first atomic bomb on Japan?

    • A.

      June 5, 1945

    • B.

      July 6, 1945

    • C.

      August 6, 1945

    • D.

      August 14, 1945

    Correct Answer
    C. August 6, 1945
    Explanation
    On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan. This event is known as the Hiroshima bombing and it occurred during World War II. The bombing of Hiroshima resulted in massive destruction and loss of life, with an estimated 140,000 people killed by the end of 1945. This event played a significant role in bringing about the end of the war, as Japan surrendered just days later on August 14, 1945.

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