Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor
Examines the political and cultural relations of Japan's military and government activities to explore the various events that precipitated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
# 39300 | 3,400 words | 4 sources | 2002 |
Published on Oct 07, 2003 in Asian Studies (General) , History (Asian) , History (U.S. After 1865) , History (U.S. World Wars)
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This paper reviews the memoirs of Prince Konoye, who was privy to a considerable amount of internal information regarding the duplicity of a Japanese agreement with the United States and their intentions of establishing an imperial claim to the Asian-Pacific. Interested in establishing themselves as an autonomous empire, Japan attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor as a way to display their "presence" in the Pacific. The anticipation was a negotiation for control in the Asian-Pacific territories; however, Japan underestimated the American reaction to the attack.
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