Hideki Tojo’s Journal
December 7th, 1941
Raid on Pearl Harbor
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I, Hideki Tojo, Supreme Commander of Japan’s armed forces, have attacked America today on December 7th, 1941. Our planes decimated their vaunted naval base at Pearl Harbor. We killed 2403 thousand navy personal and injured thousands more with a loss of less than 100 of my people. Our military might was too much for their precious ships and air force stationed there...Over 300 of their aircraft was either damaged or destroyed... Although I do wonder what happened to the three aircraft carriers that were supposed to be there...That more than anything scares me...

Hideki Tojo’s Journal
December 1941
external image asia_1941.jpgAdvancements
The Imperial might of Japan has attacked the United States but now is the time to turn our sights on the Pacific Ocean. In only 6 months, the Imperial hand of Japan has “conquered an empire that dwarfs Hitler’s Third Reich (Danzer et al. 579).” We have overrun Hong Kong, French Indochina, Malaya, Burma, Thailand, and most of China. Also the Dutch East Indies, Guam, Wake Island, the Solomon Islands, and other places such as Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and part of the Aleutian Islands. We have trapped 80,000 American troops at Bataan, Philippines...Douglas McArthur is my opponent in the Philippines. He was ordered out by their crippled President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Hideki Tojo’s Journal
Spring 1942
Advancements pt. 2
Doolittle of the American forces has pulled a daring raid and attacked our homeland. Japan has been attacked...our factories burn and he gets away. They will pay for this raid with blood. No mercy to the Americans, they must all die! Another disaster following the Doolittle’s Raid; the battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942, a 5 day battle in which we lost but won at the same time...This was the first time my advance was stopped...something told me it wouldn’t be the last. I took great interest in Midway next...on June 3rd, 1942 the Battle for Midway took place. Before my forces could launch their airplanes, the Americans found us...they attacked with dive bombers and torpedo planes and the resulting carnage was devastating to my forces...My fleet lost four aircraft carriers, a cruiser, and over 250 planes.


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Hideki Tojo’s Journal
December 1941

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