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  • Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Sep 4, 1941

    Hirohito

    The Japanese Cabinet Meeting

    Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Sep 4, 1941

    On September 4, 1941, the Japanese Cabinet met to consider war plans prepared by Imperial General Headquarters.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Sep 5, 1941

    Hirohito

    Prime Minister Submitted a draft of the Decision To The Emperor

    Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Sep 5, 1941

    On September 5, Prime Minister Konoe informally submitted a draft of the decision to the Emperor, just one day in advance of the Imperial Conference at which it would be formally implemented.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Oct 16, 1941

    Hirohito

    Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe gave his Resignation

    Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Oct 16, 1941

    As war preparations continued, Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe found himself more and more isolated and gave his resignation on October 16.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Sunday Nov 2, 1941

    Hirohito

    The review of Eleven points

    Tokyo, Japan
    Sunday Nov 2, 1941

    On November 2 Tōjō, Sugiyama, and Nagano reported to the Emperor that the review of eleven points had been in vain. Emperor Hirohito gave his consent to the war and then asked: "Are you going to provide justification for the war?" The decision for war against the United States was presented for approval to Hirohito by General Tōjō, Naval Minister Admiral Shigetarō Shimada, and Japanese Foreign Minister Shigenori Tōgō.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Monday Nov 3, 1941

    Hirohito

    Nagano explained the Plan to the Emperor

    Tokyo, Japan
    Monday Nov 3, 1941

    On November 3, Nagano explained in detail the plan of the attack on Pearl Harbor to the Emperor.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Wednesday Nov 5, 1941

    Hirohito

    Emperor Hirohito approved The Operations Plan

    Tokyo, Japan
    Wednesday Nov 5, 1941

    On November 5 Emperor Hirohito approved in imperial conference the operations plan for a war against the Occident and had many meetings with the military and Tōjō until the end of the month.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Monday Dec 1, 1941

    Hirohito

    Imperial Conference Sanctioned The War

    Tokyo, Japan
    Monday Dec 1, 1941

    On December 1 an Imperial Conference sanctioned the "War against the United States, United Kingdom and the Kingdom of the Netherlands."


  • Japan
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    World War II

    Japanese declaration of war on the United States and the British Empire

    Japan
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    The declaration of war by the Empire of Japan on the United States and the British Empire was published on December 8, 1941 (Japan time; December 7 in the United States).


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