Japanese Empire (Dai-tō-a Kyōeiken) [304]

The concept of a Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere ( 大東亜共栄圏 Dai-tō-a Kyōeiken) was an Japanese attempt to create a Great East Asia free of Western Colonialism. The concept was also used to justify Japanese military conquests during the Great Asia War or Pacific War (roughly corresponding to WWII and preceding conflicts 1937 to 1945).