LOL! Are you serious? War by newspaper? When was that notified to the US and did you notice that the very same source you quote indicates the 8th in the evening and that Pearl was kinda bombed in the morning of that day?T. A. Gardner wrote:JAG13 wrote:Please quote the part of the message were the Japanese actually declared war on the US and I will answer to the rest of your post. This point has to be addressed.
Well, that took 30 seconds...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_ ... ish_EmpireBy the grace of Heaven, Emperor of Japan Emperor Shōwa, seated on the throne occupied by the same dynasty from time immemorial, enjoin upon ye, Our loyal and brave subjects:
We hereby declare War on the United States of America and the British Empire. The men and officers of Our Army and Navy shall do their utmost in prosecuting the war. Our public servants of various departments shall perform faithfully and diligently their respective duties; the entire nation with a united will shall mobilize their total strength so that nothing will miscarry in the attainment of Our war aims...
...In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hand and caused the Grand Seal of the Empire to be affixed at the Imperial Palace, Tokyo, this seventh day of the 12th month of the 15th year of Shōwa, corresponding to the 2,602nd year from the accession to the throne of Emperor Jimmu.
http://www.emersonkent.com/historic_doc ... ration.htm
That occurred on December 8th 1941, Japanese time and 7 December 1941 in the United States.
Should I also remind you that your claim was this:
So, again, where in the message you alluded to did the Japanese declare war on the US?T. A. Gardner wrote:
. The US declared war on Japan after Japan handed the US their declaration of war and had attacked Pearl Harbor. Or, did you forget the reason it was a surprise attack at all was the Japanese ambassador to the US was slow getting the message declaring war decoded and delivered to the US?