Follow the road behind the Emperor. We must build the world for Japan's sake, heaven ordered Japan to achieve this great mission.
We declared war on America and Britain out of Our sincere desire to ensure Japan's self-preservation and the stabilisation of East Asia.Hirohito
Let the League of Nations say whatever it pleases, let America offer whatever interference, let China decry Japan's action at the top of her voice, but Japan must adhere to her course unswervingly.sadao araki
Japan's true aim was to drive the white man out of Asia.toshio shiratori
Japan's true aim was to drive the white man out of Asia.
It is Japan's mission to be supreme in Asia, the South Seas and eventually the four corners of the world.sadao araki
Follow the road behind the Emperor. We must build the world for Japan's sake, heaven ordered Japan to achieve this great mission.kingoro hashimoto
Despite Japan's desires and efforts, unfortunate differences in the ways that Japan, England, the United States, and China understood circumstances, together with misunderstandings of attitudes, made it impossible for the parties to agree. Up until the very end, these were important reasons for the outbreak of war, and from Japan's point of view, this is a matter of great regret.Hideki Tojo