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DOCUMENT E:The US wanted Japan to leave China but Japan said it would be hardfor them to pull their troops out of China because 100,000 Japanese soldiers have been killed or wounded, Japanese families had suffered from grief, and the war effort has cost Japan hardships and billions of yen. According to Tojo, Japan’s oil supply will last about two years. Japan knows the US Navy will get stronger over the next few years. According to this document the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor because they believed the US was building up its forces to stop Japanese expansion. Tojo is quite clear that Japan is not going to leave China. Therefore Japan needed to act fast before its oil ran out and before the US could build up its fleet
YOUR TASK:1. Using the information provided in the power point from the documents make a list of reasons why Japan would have a reason to attack the US2. From that list what do you think is the BEST reason(s) as to Why did Japan Attack Pearl Harbor? Explain your reasoning – use the documents for evidence.