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There is a strategic vision for the Japanese behaviour in China. This strategic reason is based on a few political/ideological reasons: Japan needs resources Japan first invasion of Mandchoukouo and Korea gave him resources but not enough The military incident at Marco Polo bridge was the breaking point of a strategy: This strategy consisted in capturing ...


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The best defense is a good offense If we only defend, we lose the war ~ Kembai Shimata. This answer will not duplicate the resource analysis a couple of the others did, but approaches the question based on the strategic concept of the Japanese war effort from 1939 through about 1943/44 - after which point the noose had began to tighten, US unrestricted ...


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Question: Why didn't the Japanese develop air defenses after the bombing of Tokyo? Japan was a feudalistic agrarian state throughout WWII. They were massively outmatched technologically and economically. They had trouble feeding their population and taking care of the prisoners of war they captured(*), much less fight a war of attrition on ...


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Air defense is not a trivial matter Everything in war (and in life) costs resources like raw materials, industrial capacity, workforce and crews for the weapons, and perhaps most importantly the time. Japan never had abundance of these, especially in the late war period 1944-45. Let's look at some of the requirements for successful air defense. Anti-...


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With what? By the time Tokyo became a regular bombing target, Japan was fast running out of resources. Japan didn't prioritize air defense in their policy. Japanese battleships and carriers had less air defense and much less accurate air defense on board, compared to US vessels. The same goes for the army and Japanese air defense in general. The Doolittle ...


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Question: Were the Japanese aware of Desmond Doss's actions? I'm don't think we will ever know because the Japanese who took part in the Battle of Okinawa are all dead. Of the 96,000 Japanese defenders ( 76,000 Japanese soldiers, and 20,000 Okinawan conscripts ) Only 7,000 prisoners were taken. What we do know is Doss's actions which awarded him the ...


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