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Zuikaku's B5N2 photo #5 This photos shows a Zuikaku's shotai (three planes unit) returning to its carrier.

Zuikaku's B5N2 photo #5 This photos shows a Zuikaku's shotai (three planes unit) returning to its carrier.

Emperor Hirohito was the major leader of Japan. He attacked almost all of its neighboring countries, allied itself with Nazi Germany and launched a surprise attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor.

Emperor Hirohito was the major leader of Japan. He attacked almost all of its neighboring countries, allied itself with Nazi Germany and launched a surprise attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor Oral Histories with Ann Hoog

Pearl Harbor Oral Histories with Ann Hoog

A funeral for a Japanese pilot killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 1941

A funeral for a Japanese pilot killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 1941

In mid-November 1941, the Japanese liner the Taiyo Maru arrived in Honolulu carrying 340 passengers, including the youngest lieutenant commander in the Japanese Imperial Navy, Suguru Suzuki. His secret mission was to confirm information about the Pearl Harbor defenses and obtain more intelligence from Japan’s sources in Honolulu.  Suzuki passed a list of 97 questions to Yoshikawa through Consul General Kita on a “tiny ball of crumpled rice paper,” according to the spy.

In mid-November 1941, the Japanese liner the Taiyo Maru arrived in Honolulu carrying 340 passengers, including the youngest lieutenant commander in the Japanese Imperial Navy, Suguru Suzuki. His secret mission was to confirm information about the Pearl Harbor defenses and obtain more intelligence from Japan’s sources in Honolulu. Suzuki passed a list of 97 questions to Yoshikawa through Consul General Kita on a “tiny ball of crumpled rice paper,” according to the spy.

Saburō Kurusu (来栖 三郎 Kurusu Saburō?, March 6, 1886- April 7, 1954) was a Japanese career diplomat. He is remembered now as an envoy who tried to negotiate peace and understanding with the United States while the Japanese government under Hideki Tojo was secretly preparing the attack on Pearl Harbor. As Imperial Japan's ambassador to Germany from 1939 to November 1941, he signed the Tripartite Pact along with the foreign ministers of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy on September 27, 1940.

Saburō Kurusu (来栖 三郎 Kurusu Saburō?, March 6, 1886- April 7, 1954) was a Japanese career diplomat. He is remembered now as an envoy who tried to negotiate peace and understanding with the United States while the Japanese government under Hideki Tojo was secretly preparing the attack on Pearl Harbor. As Imperial Japan's ambassador to Germany from 1939 to November 1941, he signed the Tripartite Pact along with the foreign ministers of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy on September 27, 1940.

Kaga (foreground), with Zuikaku (background), heads towards Pearl Harbor sometime between 26 November and 7 December 1941

Kaga (foreground), with Zuikaku (background), heads towards Pearl Harbor sometime between 26 November and 7 December 1941

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