The oil and steel are closed, Japan cannot use it any longer.
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii & the Surprise Attack
The major impact of Western imperialism on Japan came when Admiral Perry "opened" Japan to trade in 1854. Japan was pushed and threatened by the West, it became the first non-European country to industrialize.
Before the Attack
Its such a nice day
Japan’s oil reserves were only sufficient to last three years, and only half that time if it went to war and consumed fuel at a more frenzied pace. The result: Japan lost access to three-fourths of its overseas trade and 88 percent of its imported oil.
FDR/"Date which will live in infamy"
12-7-1941, date which will live in imfamy
The surprise attack by some 350 Japanese aircraft sunk or badly damaged eighteen US naval vessels, including eight battleships, destroyed or damaged 300 US aircraft, and killed 2,403 men. On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Japan has sent a threat before but the capital just ignored it instead of preparing for it.
Roosevelt to a Joint Session of the US Congress on December 8, 1941, one day after the Empire of Japan's attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and the Japanese declaration of war on the United States and the British Empire.
Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor would drive the United States out of isolation and into World War II, a conflict that would end with Japan's surrender after the devastating nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. At first, however, the Pearl Harbor attack looked like a success for Japan.