The Japanese were ruled by an emperor that had a lot of power and some believed he was a god. They also believed in colonization and began to colonize the pacific but most of all China.
Impact of Pearl Harbor
When Japan started to become aggressive America reacted by stopping trade with the nation. It made the Japanese mad and they soon began to plan to attack America. They had to get their own materials like oil through expanding their territories.
The surprise attack was no surprise many warnings were received before the attack. The Japanese came in two waves to try and wipe our the whole pacific fleet, their main target, Aircraft carriers. Luckily the carriers were out at see at the time of the attack.
Battle of Niihau
After the skies cleared at Pearl Harbor Americans became enraged and entered the war. Our Pacific fleet was devastated except for our carriers. In all Pear Harbor caused America to join in on the action resulting in the defeat of the axis powers.
Franklin D. Roosevelt announced "Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." He announced to the people that this was a deed of the Japanese that will never be forgotten.
On the fateful day of Pearl Harbor a Japanese plane crashed on an Island called Niihau. The pilot was imprisoned and disarmed but he persuaded a local Japanese to let him out and went on a rampage around the town which was stopped by a Hawaiian that was captured by the pilot and was shot in the stomach groin and leg. Out of anger he picked up the pilot and smashed his head against a stone wall. The pilot later committed suicide ending the battle.