Skip to comments.Pearl Harbor to Calvary: Dangerous Pacific War & the Life-changing Power of the Gospel
Posted on 09/04/2019 1:12:31 PM PDT by Perseverando
Imperial Japan's emperor claimed to be an incarnate divinity who was to be obeyed completely. It was forbidden for his subjects to criticize him.
The Imperial Japanese Empire he inherited grew into one of the largest maritime empires in history, becoming the 3rd largest naval power and having the 9th largest economy in the world.
In 1910, Imperial Japan annexed Korea, and in 1918 took control of Russian ports in Siberia.
In 1937, Imperial Japan's Army killed an estimated 200,000 in Nanking, China.
In 1941, over 3,000 Americans died when Imperial Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.
In 1942, over 20,000 Americans and Filipinos died on Bataan's Death March, where starving prisoners were marched 65 miles in heat and jungles to a disease infested camp.
Imperial Japanese fought fiercely, resulting in over 100,000 deaths as the Allies took Okinawa and Pacific islands through 1945.
Similar to jihad-type suicide-bombers, kamikaze suicide-pilots were indoctrinated with a samurai code that it was more honorable to die killing the enemy than to shamefully surrender or be captured.
About 3,860 kamikaze pilots met their deaths hitting more than 400 Allied ships.
An incident in the Pacific War occurred SEPTEMBER 2, 1944, when U.S. Navy torpedo-bombers were on a bombing raid near Chichi Jima in the Bonin Islands, 700 miles south of Japan.
Ten pilots were hit with anti-aircraft fire and ejected from their burning planes.
As recorded in the book Navy Wings of Gold (3rd edition, 2010), Japanese boats sped from the shore and quickly captured nine of the ten downed pilots.
The tenth pilot was able to get further out to sea before ejecting.
He was only saved by the circling plane of American
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Tojo was the power....as with the Shoguns for centuries the miliatary controlled the emperor.
I just saw Tora,Tora, Tora two nights ago. It was the extended Japanese version.
They actually showed Fuchida a lot but never mentioned that he became a Christian after the war.
I hadn’t known of the conversion of Fuchida to Christianity.
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