Chapter 2: Causes of the Pacific War: a longer view on Pearl Harbor

USS SHAW exploding during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941
USS SHAW exploding during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941
Captured Japanese photograph taken during the attack on Pearl Harbor; in the distance, the smoke rises from Hickam Field December 7, 1941
Captured Japanese photograph taken during the attack on Pearl Harbor; in the distance, the smoke rises from Hickam Field December 7, 1941
FDR signs declaration of war against Japan December 8, 1941
FDR signs declaration of war against Japan December 8, 1941
Japanese print relating Commodore Matthew Perry's visit 1854
Japanese print relating Commodore Matthew Perry’s visit 1854
Japanese Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka, Adolf Hitler, and Hermann Goering Berlin, 1941
Japanese Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka, Adolf Hitler, and Hermann Goering Berlin, 1941
Hikeki Tojo, early 1940s
Hikeki Tojo, early 1940s