Kamikaze – The Divine Winds that Saved Japan


During the 13th century, the Mongols attempted two major invasions of Japan. However, on both occasions, a massive typhoon obliterated the Mongol fleet, forcing the attackers to abandon their plans and fortuitously saving Japan from foreign conquest. The Japanese believed the typhoons had been sent from the gods to protect them from their enemies and called them Kamikaze (‘divine wind’).

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