To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack-

Questions and comments that are from the followers of this page are gathered with the responses by Shigeru Shiramatsu, a researcher of Pearl Harbor Historical Facts.」

 

 It is also true that the truth is often hidden 

 

Questioner: Followers of the page

Answer: Shigeru Shiramatsu (Pearl Harbor attack and Admiral Yamamoto)

Pearl Harbor attack and Admiral Yamamoto  - Representative

Shigeru Shiramatsu

1943  Born in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan

 

1961  Graduated from Shizuoka Prefectural High school of Technology. Joined Yazaki 

Electric Wire Mfg.Co.,Ltd. Worked at several companies within Yazaki Group, 

engaged in R&D, Production, Purchasing, Overseas Projects and Quality Control.

 

2007  Retired as the Vice General Manager(Councilar) of the Quality Management 

Division of Yazaki Corporation.

 

2008  Began investigation on the history of the Pearl Harbor Attack.

 

2008 ~2013  Visited five times the US National Archives Ⅱ

 

2012  Visited Mr.Robert B. Stinnett, Author of “Day of Deceit”.

 

2013  Published my book titled”Sonotoki Kuubo wa Inakatta-Kensho Pearl Harbor”

(No Aircrfat Carriers At Pearl Harbor-A Victory in War Intelligence) from 

Bungeishunjyu Co.,Ltd.

 

2014  Contributed a book review to the Shuukan Dokusho Nin on the book titled 

“Yamino Fairu”(Secret Files),authored by Kazuhiko Yoshida, Professor Emeritus at Kobe 

University. A special award received for my book in the 14th Self Printing Book Contest 

sponsored by Shizuoka News Paper Company.

 

 

2015  Interviewed twice with a Zero Fighter pilot Mr. Kaname Harada who took part in Pearl 

Harbor attack. Published the revised edition of my book from 22 Century Art Co.,Ltd. 

 

2016  Published the English version from 22 Century Art Co.,Ltd. Launched Face Book site under the name of "Pearl Harbor Attack and Admiral Yamamoto.

 

 

NO AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AT PEARL HARBOR: A VICTORY IN WAR INTELLIGENCE Kindle Edition

by Shigeru Shiramatsu (Author), Joe Matsui (Translator)

  

--- Praise for Shigeru Shiramatsu ---

 

It is deeply moving to know that the Pearl Harbor attack will be discussed hereafter as a case of successful strategic deception, rather than as the narrower issue of failure in gathering information. The revision of the history of the Second World War is steadly progressing. I would like to fully congratulate the author, Mr. Shiramatsu.

 

Ryuichi Kashihara, Intelligence Researcher

 

Drawing from a multitude of documents found in both Japanese and American archives, this book is the result of a thorough investigation into the Pearl Harbor attack- one that convincingly challenges the conventional theory, which is allegedly based on “ Circumstantial Evidence.”

 

Kazuhiko Yoshida, Professor Emeritus at Kobe University, Historian

 

Overcoming the theory of Roosevelt’ s conspiracy by thorough investigation of the facts, this book puts an end to the controversy over the Pearl Harbor attack

 

Robert B. Stinnett, author of Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor

 

Mr.Shiramatsu is the first Japanese person to publish a book in English challenging conventional teachings that Pearl Harbor was a treacherous attack. His theory is factually supported by his long and exhaustive research conducted in both countries.

 

Shouichi Mukaida, Representative of 22 Century Art Co.,LTD

 

As an independent historian the author convincingly proposes a new historical viewpoint on Pearl Harbor not merely based on conventional Roosevelt conspiracy theories, but rather based on War Intelligence Strategies.

 

Publisher, Bungei Shunjyuu 

 

--- Comments from author ---

 

Seventy one years have passed since the war, yet the theory of “Japan’s treacherous attack on the US and the theory of the “Great successful attack by Isoroku Yamamoto” in Japan still occupy the mainstream in each country. We must understand that carrying with us into the next generation a history of the Pearl Harbor attack that adheres to the above streotypes will benefit neither country.

 

Photo / Text:Shoichi Mukaida (22nd CENTURY ART,Inc.)

※ Below is the communications between Mr. Shigeru Shiramatsu and his FB followers in the past three months. Shiramatsu said he was impressed with these high level questions/comments and is willing to continue such communication proactively so that more followers that are interested in Pearl Harbor history would be able to participate and enhance the FB page together.

 

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Pearl Harbor attack and Admiral Yamamoto  Official FACEBOOK Writing on 6/9/2016

 

I would like to comment on the lessons of the Pearl Harbor attack. Seventy four years have passed since the attack,yet the theory of "Japan's treacherous attack" on the US and the theory of the "successful surprise attack by Isoroku Yamamoto" in Japan still occupies the main stream in most country. Neither country can draw a meaningful lesson if the US considers only that they would always need to be ready against a sudden attack and Japan thinks

only that a second wave attack (sinking aircraft carriers and destroying the arsenal and fuel tanks) is important. One can truly learn from the experience only when they grapple squarely the operation leading up to the Pearl Harbor attack and the events that took place there. We must understand that carrying with us into the next generation a history of the Pearl Harbor attack that adheres to the above stereotypes will benefit neither country.

I think it is very important to have eyes to be able to see the historical fact without any prejudice even the fact is not always comfortable to us. Would you join us to go travel to find the truth why the collision between the US and Japan was occurred, and why so many things were accidentally happened when attacked.

 

Researcher of the Pearl Harbor historical fact, Shigeru Shiramatsu 


Questioner: General Participants

Answer: Shigeru Shiramatsu (Pearl Harbor attack and Admiral Yamamoto)


General They knew a Attack was coming. . I truly believe that ..They were on alert for weeks .. But by being on alert for that long. They got careless ..The British told them The Japanese had a large fleet out ..The question was where it was going . Philippines was thought to be first target . But they guessed wrong

 

Shiramatsu:Japan decided to attack both Asian countries and Hawaii. Washington knew it by deciphering Japan's diplomatic code and Navy code. But they didn't transfer those to Hawaii.

 


 

General The path to war had been established by Japan in the 1930's.

 

General Actually path went back to prox 1612

 

General Dana Graham, Obviously, Jim is referring to Japan's 'vision of the All East-Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere and it's invasion of China.

 

ShiramatsuJapan prepared war with the US for many years, but she had no intention to attack the US nor occupy the US territory from her side until the P.H.attack.

 

General Right Dan, but my point is that the seeds of conflict with the West were laid when the Tokugawa's took over in early 17th century. During the succeeding 250 years Japan fell far behind the West technologically, so when Perry showed up on Nagasaki Harbor 1853 and Japan had no way to resist is demands, Japan went on the crash course of industrialization which, when it ran afoul of Japan's lack of natural resources, led directly to war.

 

Shiramatsu:After the end of feudal age governed by Tokugawa Shogunate for 260 years(national isolation period) new era called Meiji restoration started in 1868. As you pointed out the new government inclined toward the policy of increase national wealth and military power and started the war with China in 1894 and Russia in 1904. As a result of continued military power policy Japan finally crashed with America in 1941 and completely defeated by the US forces after four years war. There was no way except collision for both military powers at that time. Japan mistakenly started the war with the US. It was the preemptive attack to the Pearl Harbor, which caused the Remember Pearl Harbor call throughout the USA. This is a rough history of Japan.


General Missing the dry docks, fuel dumps, subs, and "sinking" ships in only 40 ft of water instead of at sea was a colossal mistake.

 

Shiramatsu: I agreed hundred percent with your comments. Vice Admiral Nagumo also made a big mistake not to try to sink the Enterprise located 170 mile west of Oahu Island.


General If the Japanese made mistakes during the Pearl Harbor attack (i.e. not launching more attacks and doing even more damage), Osama Bin Laden made a similar error in not focusing his main effort on targets in Washington instead of on the World Trade Center, which was not really a strategic target. 

 

Bear in mind I'm grateful for both of the aforementioned errors by our enemies in 1941 and 2001.

  

General The omission of hitting the Capitol and/or White House is what fuels conspiracy to me more so than how the Towers fell.

  

General  Maybe hitting the World Trade Center towers first was Osama's way to distract us, in hopes it would then be easier to hit the Pentagon and either the White House or the Capitol. My guess is, the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania was intended to hit the Capitol.

 

Shiramatsu: I think the background between the Pearl Harbor and 9.11 was completely different. After 9.11 the US entered into the Iraq war.


General A couple of things: First, had the Japanese come back with a third strike and hit the oil tank farms, the war would have gone on longer and cost us many more casualties. Secondly, while it is true the carriers were not there, one was not far away. Dauntlesses from The Enterprise flew in to Pearl Harbor during the attack.

 

General My great-uncle LCDR Hallsted L. Hopping led that flight.

 

General Yes! Read "Pacific Payback" which gives the details! I know you are proud!  :-)

 

Shiramatsu I still don't understand the purpose why 18 Dauntlesses flew in to Pearl Harbor and encountered with both IJN and US attack and several were shot downed. Welcome your reasonable comments. Shigeru Shiramatsu

 

General Trying to recall the reason why they flew in in the first place. I do know that the flights later on in the day were for patrol purposes as well as to bolster up defenses. A few of the Dauntlesses were unfortunately shot down by trigger-happy sailors. And iirc, there were a few F4F Wildcats that fell to the same fate. Gotta check up on all that.

 

The Enterprise was on it's way back to Pearl Harbor after delivering Wildcats to Wake Island. On the way back it had received orders that it was on a war footing. Likewise, as the Enterprise sailed off to Pearl, it vectored off it's Dauntlesses of Scouting 6 to search for possible enemy subs or planes on the way in to Pearl Harbor. Scouting 6 planes were flying in to Ford Island shortly after the attack began.

 

Shiramatsu18 Dauntlesses launched at 6:15 am, which is almost same launching time as the IJN planes . As a result they encountered IJN planes over Ford island and five were shot downed by both IJN and USN. I wonder this was happened accidentally too match.


General It is a good question. Could it just be pure luck, or was there more to it?

 

General  Luck

 

ShiramatsuRefer to my comment dated November 7th, you could see one of the typical fortune that Enterprise safely returned Pearl on December 8th after the Japanese attack.

 

General  Fortunate (for US) timing.

 

ShiramatsuWhat I said in my comment is that its fortune had occurred due to intentional speed down on Dec.3rd and 4th ,which means Washington knew the IJN attack in advance.


General I'm sure there were Japanese spys watching Perl Harbor..Why did Yamamoto( A proponent of carrier warfare attack Perl when he knew the carriers weren't there ?) If he had destroyed our few carriers we would have been in deeper trouble..

 

General Tadeo Yoshikawa was spy at PH. By time of Pearl Harbor, carriers had barely advanced beyond the status of fleet auxiliaries.

 

General  i guess. Nothing else makes sense but the same carriers whipped the japanese at Midway.

 

General Carriers pulled out the night before. . Lucky Big E

 

Shiramatsu:Japanese spy was surprised himself when he found no carriers on December 6th one day prior to attack. He had no choice but informed the fact to Japan. Commander in Chief Rear Admiral Nagumo received the information from Japan several hours before launching his attacking air planes.


General Not reading JN 25 at time of PH; only traffic analysis

 

ShiramatsuAll IJN ships in sea have to inform to their upper commander or Tokyo whenever they change their course. This was done by JN-25B

  

General  They were under radio silence en route to PH. Also, even if they sent message, doesn't mean Americans got it, as their reading of JN-25 was very sketchy at time of PH.

 

Shiramatsu:USN could read JN25-B at certain level. See my book.


 

General why were they sitting in the pacific unprotected by those old ship at dock in pearl or did our govt actually know what the Japanese were doing and wanted the people to rise up and want to wage war.

 

General  The Battle ships at Pearl couldn't keep up the aircraft carriers.

 

Shiramatsu:P.H attack by IJN was surprise attack for sailors and soldiers on spot, but it was not for Washington high ranking officials who knew the attack in advance. 


 

General I keep reading the conspiracy theories regarding the attack. They may or may not be true. Until someone comes up with definitive proof that the attack had been forseen, it is all conjecture or circumstantial. I hope that in my lifetime we finally get the answers to these questions. But I think not.

 

Shiramatsu I do not take the conspiracy theories I take the war strategy theories. When two countries finally faced to fight after long negotiation an economic sanction including oil embargo,etc, became strong means to give pressure to opponent, and if opponent took preemptive attack this is the time to break out of war. This process is not always construed as conspiracy theory but regarded as the war strategies in broad sense. Shigeru

 

 


 

General About early warnings we ignored but should not have on 12/7/1941: The Army had a radar system which picked up the incoming Japanese planes, but this early warning was unfortunately not acted upon. Said radar was primitive: It operated at only ~100 MHz (rougnly in the middle of the FM broadcast band), versus 3000 MHz that was achieved in more advanced radar systems when the British shared the secret of the Magnetron tube with us. But primitive as that early radar system was, it worked - technically speaking. But it didn't do any good that morning.

 

ShiramatsuAlthough the radar was primitive(SCR270B) it detected IJN air planes 200km north of Hawaii and Private Joseph Lockard from Opana radar site informed his superior officer. Shigeru

 

 


 

General  Most people don't know that US Admiral James Richardson had been relieved of command of the Pacific Fleet in February 1941 for publicly criticizing President Roosevelt's decision to deploy the Pacific Fleet to Pearl Harbor from San Diego. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_O._Richardson

 

General  Fleet was moved to PH as deterrent to Japanese aggression in SE Asia

 

General  Richardson's position was that the US Pacific Fleet was effective as a deterrent in San Diego as well, without putting it at risk. His problem was that he made his comments publicly and FDR wouldn't tolerate that.

 

General  Right. Just sayin' that move to PH was not intended as "bait" as some here might think.

 

General  Right. It was more of a political move, which Japanese military leaders perceived as a threat.

 

Shiramatsu I respect him very much as he tried to persuade FDR insisting that complete defence of Pearl Harbor is difficult against IJN attack. He requested the US Pacific Fleet base should be remained in the west coast without moving to Pearl, in other words he was afraid of that IJN may attack P.H. if the Pacific Fleet moved to Pearl.. Shigeru

 

 


 

General Thats pretty obvious after Petain a surrogate of Germany who were allies with Japan allowed Japan to seize French Indochina which resulted in FDR seizing Japan's assets and the results were they lost 3/4s of their trade and 80% of their oil

 

ShiramatsuAt this timing FDR determined to freeze Japan's asset, finance in the US ,and took oil embargo policy against Japan, which rushed her into the war. Japan had been pulled into a muddy war with China at that time by Soviet Komintern's (Communist) maneuvering.

 

 


 

General  I cannot imagine a setting president going to bed knowing while he slept ,men under him were killed.does this make him a murderer?

 

Shiramatsu I don't think he is a murderer, I think he is a great war strategist who defeated both evils, German and Japan. 

 

 


 

General On 28 November 1941 Admiral Husband E. Kimmel ordered Halsey to take USS Enterprise to ferry aircraft to Wake Island to reinforce the Marines there. Kimmel had given Halsey "a free hand" to attack and destroy any Japanese military forces encountered. The planes flew off her deck on December 2. Highly anxious of being spotted and then jumped by the Japanese carrier force, Halsey gave orders to "sink any shipping sighted, shoot down any plane encountered." Protested his operations officer, "Goddammit, Admiral, you can't start a private war of your own! Who's going to take the responsibility?" Said Halsey: "I'll take it! If anything gets in my way, we'll shoot first and argue afterwards."

 

ShiramatsuYes, on 28th 1941, Halsey ordered a Battle Order No.1 as a first order prior to Pearl Harbor attack by IJN. He thought his fleet may encounter IJN during the voyage to Wake.

 

 


 

General This sounds like an excuse for the Japaneese. How is a surprise attack not treacherous? Their diplomats in D.C. aided in the treachery. No carriers at Pearl was shear good luck for the US Navy. The old FDR conspiracy theories were stupid, he loved the navy and would not have sacrificed it. The Japaneese should have brought a division to invade and capture the islands. They were bold, but not bold enough. When they apologize maybe we can consider that the A bombs were overkill.

 

General Wouldn't have been overkill even if they'd apologized on 8 December 1941.

 

ShiramatsuBefore Pearl Harbor attack by IJN why Halsey issued the battle order No.1 on Nov.28th. I think this is not related to the treacherous attack that had happened on Dec.7th due to the delayed final memorandum handing over to Secretary of State Cordell Hull.

 

 


 

General Buddy V., calm down. Many members of the Japanese military and government either deserved to be or should have been hanged, but the people of Japan suffered enough. One thing I love about being an American is, when we lost so many good men in the fight against Hitler's evil regime, our policy was to rebuild West Germany while the Soviet Union sought subjegation and tyranny over East Germany for about 45 years. Nuclear weapon usage against Hiroshima and Nagasaki had the effect of making Japan all ours for a while. If any part of Japan had been taken over by the Soviet Union, the Japanese Communist Party would probably be tyrannizing that part of Japan to this very day. For a while all of Japan was ours, but soon enough we turned that great nation back to its people so to this very day, there is no Communism there.

 

ShiramatsuYes,we were lucky that the US totally governed Japan before Soviet tried to govern northern part of Japan.

 

General Pearl Harbor attack and Admiral Yamamoto - Shigeru Shiramatsu seeing the Soviet subject came up, I recall something from decades past and cannot recall the source, that the U.S. attempted to warn Japan about it's intent to use the atom bomb around 12(?) times. It also said it used the Soviet Union as a intermediary in that communication as The Soviets hadn't at that point declared war with Japan.It implied, if I recall correctly, that likely those attempts never arrived in Japan. Can you confirm/refute this recollection for me?

 

ShiramatsuSome scientist who developed atomic bomb strongly requested Army to give warning in advance to Japan. But President Truman finally approved to drop it in Hiroshima without giving advance warning. Japan received the Potsdam Declaration (US-UK-China Declaration) on July 26th 1945 in which the thirteen items of surrender conditions have been indicated. One of the items say if Japan did not accept this she would be destroyed until complete disappearing of war capabilities. Japan however disregarded the Potsdam Declaration. And Japan wrongly requested the Soviets to mediate the peace talk between the allied she had no intention to do so. the Soviet declared war to Japan instead after dropping the atomic bomb by the US. I think Japan made mistake and also the US maybe made mistake from the historical point of view.

 

General Thank you for the information. I have one more area that needs clarification, if you would. A few years back an A&E History program detailed the belief that Japan had their own A-bomb program, in fact, two. One by the army and one by the navy. I cannot recall which service had the program in Tokyo and which in Korea, but it is said that the Korean program achieved a partial detonation a few days after Hiroshima. It even showed headlines of the day that it was at least believed to have occurred. It also suggested those scientist in Korea and capturing them, was a major, if not the prime reason for the Soviet interest in Korea. Other sites have refuted the History program and therefore my uncertainty. Could you clarify this story? ( I promise not to impose on you further...:) )

 

ShiramatsuIt is true that Imperial Japanese Army at the spring in 1941 and Navy in 1942 had started their research on the atomic bomb. Army requested to develop it to Dr. Yoshio Nishina ,Director of the Nishina Research and Laboratories. After 4 years work in May 1945 Nishina gave up to develop the bomb due to the following reason; 1.The equipment heavily damaged by the US air raid in his area. 2. He concluded it was impossible to obtain enriched uranium with their current technology. So Army ordered him to stop the development. Navy already discontinued their development in 1943. In Korea, she was under Japanese control at that time ,there were no activities nor capabilities on the atomic bomb development. Shigeru

 

General  Pearl Harbor attack and Admiral Yamamoto - Shigeru Shiramatsu thank you. So the supposed enriched uranium shipments via U-boat never arrived?

 

ShiramatsuThere are two rumors:one is it is Uranium oxide,the other is uranium concentrate called as yellow cake, both are not enriched uranium anyway. When the U-boat reached at the mid of Atlantic Ocean the Captain knew that Germany already surrendered to Allies and he decided to surrender to the US. When the boat arrived at final destination US Navy could't find the uranium inside the ships. It is still mysterious nobody know where to the uranium had been gone. However it is sure that the US already had a capability to make enriched uranium without using the German made uranium. 

 

 


 message from Shiramatsu


 

You may not be thrilled with my response, but I hope you will check this site again to seek the historical fact with me and enjoy deepening the understanding of it. It will certainly be very beneficial for both countries to have more people who will better understand the history of Pearl Harbor, then the alliance between the two countries will become better and stronger.

 

I would like to encourage everyone to review the current fixed theory, which is known as Pearl Harbor was attacked by coward Japanese Imperial Navy without any notice during the peace negotiation between two nations.

 

Due to this theory, the Pearl Harbor attack has been defined and widely accepted as a “treacherous attack or sneak attack” in the US. As a fact, these words have been written in ”The American Peagent and others’”, which is used as a text book in high schools.

 

Please join our journey to study the “Different Aspect” of Pearl Harbor History mainly based on my book”No Aircraft Carriers At Pearl Harbor‐A Victory In War Intelligence"

 

 

 Shigeru Shiramatsu

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Author: Shigeru Shiramatsu

 

1943  Born in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan

 

1961  Graduated from Shizuoka Prefectural High school of Technology. Joined Yazaki 

Electric Wire Mfg.Co.,Ltd. Worked at several companies within Yazaki Group, 

engaged in R&D, Production, Purchasing, Overseas Projects and Quality Control.

 

2007  Retired as the Vice General Manager(Councilar) of the Quality Management 

Division of Yazaki Corporation.

 

2008  Began investigation on the history of the Pearl Harbor Attack.

 

2008 ~2013  Visited five times the US National Archives Ⅱ

 

2012  Visited Mr.Robert B. Stinnett, Author of “Day of Deceit”.

 

2013  Published my book titled”Sonotoki Kuubo wa Inakatta-Kensho Pearl Harbor”

(No Aircrfat Carriers At Pearl Harbor-A Victory in War Intelligence) from 

Bungeishunjyu Co.,Ltd.

 

2014  Contributed a book review to the Shuukan Dokusho Nin on the book titled 

“Yamino Fairu”(Secret Files),authored by Kazuhiko Yoshida, Professor Emeritus at Kobe 

University. A special award received for my book in the 14th Self Printing Book Contest 

sponsored by Shizuoka News Paper Company.

 

 

2015  Interviewed twice with a Zero Fighter pilot Mr. Kaname Harada who took part in Pearl 

Harbor attack. Published the revised edition of my book from 22 Century Art Co.,Ltd. 

 

2016  Published the English version from 22 Century Art Co.,Ltd. Launched Face Book site under the name of "Pearl Harbor Attack and Admiral Yamamoto.