Japanese Leaders

It was one of the most renowned and notorious military operations of all time. Learn about the Japanese leaders such as Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto and Captain Minoru Genda who influenced a lasting transformation in the international conflict.

The Notable Names of Pearl Harbor

October 09, 2017 ·  
Any event that looms as large in the timeline of American history as the attack on Pearl Harbor is bound to leave a number of names and details that define it. From the types of armament used by Japan’s assaulting forces to the American ships targeted and damaged during the attack, there is a lot […]
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The Commander Who Launched the Pearl Harbor Attack

September 15, 2017 ·  
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was responsible for planning the devastating attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, but he was not present for the attack itself. While he remained in Japan, Yamamoto’s plan was carried out by Chuichi Nagumo, a colleague who had actually criticized Yamamoto’s plan. Though he had his doubts, as commander […]
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Pearl Harbor: Terms and People to Know

August 09, 2017 ·  
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor remains one of the most important events in American history. The horrific loss of life and the sinking of vital American ships on the morning of December 7, 1941 drew the United States into World War II and eventually made it the world power it is today. Once firmly […]
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The Fate of the Japanese Officers Behind Pearl Harbor

July 26, 2017 ·  
The attack on Pearl Harbor wasn’t some last-minute plan that was thought up over the course of several hours. It was a complex, highly-orchestrated assault that took many months to plan and the best military minds in Japan to pull off. Leading up to December 7th, 1941, relations between the United States and Japan were […]
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Mitsuo Fuchida’s Battle Map

July 01, 2017 ·  
Mitsuo Fuchida, the man who led the Imperial Japanese Navy’s Striking Force at Pearl Harbor, was also responsible for the overall coordination of the attack. Though Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto planned the attack up until the moment it launched, it was Fuchida who led the first wave of planes and sent the message “Tora! Tora! Tora!” to indicate the element of […]
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The Leader of the Japanese Striking Force

June 18, 2017 ·  
The planning of Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor was headed by Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku. Though he was the idea man who determined when and how the attack would take place, Yamamoto had no part in the actual attack, instead selecting another notable naval aviator to lead the Japanese Striking Force in its charge on Pearl Harbor. Within nine […]
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Admiral Yamamoto's Doubts

June 09, 2017 ·  
In the quiet of a Sunday morning in December, the skies over Pearl Harbor erupted in a hail of bullets, bombs, and torpedoes. The calm waters below instantly became a war zone as battleships erupted into flames. Smoke filled the air, rising high enough to be visible to pedestrians strolling through Honolulu. The assault on […]
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Three Key Players of Pearl Harbor

April 21, 2017 ·  
For the attack on Pearl Harbor to be orchestrated, Japan needed somebody at the helm. For the United States to react, a government official would need to step forward. To justify how the US completely missed the signs that Japan was planning an attack, there needed to be a scapegoat for blame to fall on. […]
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The Mind Behind Pearl Harbor

March 23, 2017 ·  
Who was the mind behind Pearl Harbor? War with the United States was inevitable. Though the Americans refused to pick up arms and join the battle, it would only be long before they were drawn in to fight Hitler’s conquest of Europe. Though engaged with Japan in negotiations, no headway was being made and tensions between […]
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Visit to Pearl Harbor

December 31, 2016 ·  
Japan’s Pearl Harbor Visit On December 7th, 1941, Japanese bombers flew in to Pearl Harbor, dropping bombs, torpedoes, and machine gun fire on unsuspecting American servicemen and citizens, marking a strong and evident divide between the United States and Japan. Since the end of World War II and the reparation of the American and Japanese […]
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