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Tora Tora Tora Japanese is a 1970 JapaneseAmerican war film that dramatizes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The film was directed by Richard Fleischer, Toshio Masuda and Kinji Fukasaku and stars an ensemble cast, including Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, S Yamamura, E. G. Marshall, James Whitmore and Jason Robards.

Japanese commanders call on the famous Air Staff Officer Minoru Genda Tatsuya Mihashi to mastermind the attack. Gendas Japanese Naval Academy classmate, Mitsuo Fuchida Takahiro Tamura, is chosen to be the leader of the attack. At Pearl Harbor, although hampered by a latearriving critical intelligence report about the attack fleet, Admiral Kimmel Martin Balsam and General Short Jason Robards do their best to enhance defenses. Short orders his aircraft to be concentrated in the middle of their airfields to prevent sabotage, though leaving them vulnerable to an air raid. Kimmel calls for more B17 bombers to patrol offshore to provide early warning of any enemy vessels or airplanes, and increases patrols off the harbor entrance.Diplomatic tensions increase between the U.S. and Japan as the Japanese ambassador continues negotiations to avoid war. Army General Hideki Tojo Asao Uchida is adamantly opposed to any last minute attempts at peace. The Japanese commence a series ofradio messages from Tokyo to the Japanese embassy in Washington that will conclude with a declaration of war. The final message will be received precisely at 100 pm on December 7, 1941 after which the Japanese embassy is to destroy the code machines, an ominous point. Attempts to convey this message to American commanders fail because it is Sunday and they have the day off. Finally, Chief of Naval Operations Harold R. Stark Edward Andrews is informed of the increased threat, but decides not to inform Hawaii until after calling the President, although it is not clear if he takes any action at all. ........

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