Japanese tanks first saw combat action in the second half of the 1930s, in China, during the Sino-Japanese War. Although they performed well, fighting against the poorly-armed and badly equipped Chinese Army, they were no match for the superior Allied tanks, especially the Sherman M4, which they met in the battlefields of the Pacific Theater of operations of World War II. They were easily destroyed also by the Bazooka and anti-tank guns used by the US Army Infantry and Marines.
List of WW2 Japanese tanks
-Type 4 Ke-Nu: an 8.4-ton light tank, armed with a 57mm gun and a 7.7 mm machine gun.
-Type 5 Ke-HO: a 10-ton model that featured a 37mm gun.
-Type 95 Ha-Go
-Type 97 Te-Ke: a 5.2-ton tank, fitted with a 37mm gun.
-Type 98-A Ke-Ni: it was a 7.2-ton light tank also armed with a 37mm gun
-Type 3 Chi-Nu: a 12.5-ton tank, fitted with a 75mm gun.
-Type 2 Ho-I
-Type 4 Chi-To: a 30-ton medium tank
A Type 4 Ke-Nu tank
Type 97 Te-Ke