Territory Previous Owner Occupied Reclaimed Colony? Reclaiming the Colony Independence
Kuril Islands Russia 1875 1945 N    
Taiwan China 1895 1945 N    
Southern Sakhalin Russia 1905 1945 N    
Kwantung Leased Territory China 1905 1945 N    
Korea Korea 1910 1945 N Split into North and South Korea  
South Pacific Mandate Germany 1914 1945 Y Conquest 1986-1994
Manchuria China 1931 1945 N    
China – Parts China 1938 1945 N    
Portuguese Timor Britain 1941 1945 Y Surrendered to Pre-War Portuguese Governor 1975
Hong Kong Britain 1941 1945 Y Surrendered after war 1997
French Indochina France 1940 1945 Y Declared Independence as Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, French Invasion followed by American Support resulting in Vietnam War 1954
British New Guinea Britain 1941 1945 Y Surrendered after war 1975
British Borneo Britain 1941 1945 Y Conquest 1957
Philippines USA 1942 1944 Y Conquest 1946
Malaya and Straits Settlements Britain 1942 1945 Y Surrendered after war 1957
India – Parts Britain 1942 1945 Y Surrendered after war 1947
Singapore Britain 1942 1945 Y Surrendered after war 1963
Brunei Britain 1942 1945 Y Conquest 1984
Dutch East Indies Netherlands 1942 1945 Y Declares independence as Indonesia, Holland attempts reconquest with American aid, fails 1949
Guam USA 1941 1944 Y Conquest N/A
Wake Island USA 1942 1945 Y Surrendered after war N/A
Gilbert and Ellice Islands Britain 1943 1944 Y Conquered by USA, handed over to Britain 1976
Christmas island Australia 1943 1944 Y Indian contingent rebelled to avoid bloodshed during Japanese invasion. On reconquest, the soldiers were sentenced to death Bought by Australia in 1957
Attu and Kiska Islands – USA USA 1943 1943 N    
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