[ sahy-noh-jap-uh-neez, -nees, -jap-uh-neez, -nees ]
/ ˈsaɪ noʊˈdʒæp əˌniz, -ˌnis, -ˌdʒæp əˈniz, -ˈnis /
the war (1894–95) between China and Japan over the control of Korea that resulted in the nominal independence of Korea and the Chinese cession to Japan of Formosa and the Pescadores.
the war that began in 1937 as a Japanese invasion of China and ended with the World War II defeat of Japan in 1945.
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