This week, we’ll discuss the Second Konoe Cabinet, which was torn by indecision and plagued by bad leadership. The Japanese leadership will alienate the US by signing the Tripartite Pact, and their attempts to bridge the gap with the US will be plagued by bad management and failure.
Listen to the episode here.
Asada, Sadao. From Mahan to Pearl Harbor: The Imperial Japanese Navy and the United States.
Butow, Robert. The John Doe Associates.
Hotta, Eri. Japan 1941.
Heinrichs, Waldo. Threshold of War
A German newsreel depicting Matsuoka Yosuke’s arrival in Berlin. English subtitles are included.