Imperial Japanese Navy


Turning Point: The Battle of Midway

By: Mark Loproto

  On December 7th, 1941, an aerial force of the Imperial Japanese Navy entered American airspace and commenced one of the worst attacks ever felt on American soil. The Territory... Read More

First Japanese Prisoner of War

By: J. Owen

As you drive around Oahu, you will see the longest beach named Waimanalo.  It was at this beach that the first Japanese prisoner of war was captured by US troops... Read More

Kido Butai – Japanese Carrier-Centered Mobile Force

By: J. Owen

Kido Butai is the name of the Japanese strike force that attacked Pearl Harbor. The name Kido Butai literally means "mobile force". The naval feat of sending Kido Butai undetected... Read More