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Japan's spy at Pearl Harbor, memoir of an Imperial Navy secret agent, Takeo Yoshikawa ; translated by Andrew Mitchell

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Japan's spy at Pearl Harbor, memoir of an Imperial Navy secret agent, Takeo Yoshikawa ; translated by Andrew Mitchell
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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autobiography
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Main title
Japan's spy at Pearl Harbor
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1141913342
Responsibility statement
Takeo Yoshikawa ; translated by Andrew Mitchell
Sub title
memoir of an Imperial Navy secret agent
Summary
"Takeo Yoshikawa (1912-1993) was an ensign in the Imperial Japanese Navy and a naval intelligence officer assigned the task of spying on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. Assuming the alias "Morimura" and the role of secretary at the Japanese Consulate-General in Honolulu in March of 1941, Yoshikawa was able to travel all over the Hawaiian Islands to gather intelligence. His reporting during the nine months preceding the outbreak of the Pacific War would help pave the way for Japan's surprise attack at Pearl Harbor. Yoshikawa's memoirs-published here in English for the first time-offer a gripping spy story, personal confessions, and a Japanese eyewitness view of the war in the Pacific.", Provided by publisher
Table of contents
Part One: A Letter -- Ancient Light Hermitage -- A Letter from a U.S. Soldier -- Memories of Childhood and Growing Up -- Navy Life -- Returning Home to Convalesce -- Part Two: Storm Clouds Over the Pacific -- The Navy General Staff -- Springtide -- The Situation in America -- Getting Ready -- Aboard the Nitta Maru -- Taking Up a New Post -- An Overview of Hawaii -- Getting Down to Work -- Touring the Islands -- Sending Telegrams -- The Decision to Make War -- The Hawaiian Climate -- A Coral Sea -- Airfields and Army Bases -- The Secret Envoy -- Activity in November -- Cash for an Undercover Agent -- Part Three: The Fateful Day -- Activities in December -- The Final Telegram -- Pearl Harbor's Last Day -- Life Under House Arrest -- A Special Submarine -- Remember Pearl Harbor -- Triangle T Ranch -- Carving -- Rancher Tobacco -- Leaving the Ranch -- At a Crossroads -- Navigating the Seas -- Part Four: Returning -- The Welcome -- Longing for the Past -- Interrogating Prisoners of War -- Cipher Code and the Death of Commander Isoroku -- Yamamoto During Combat -- Japanese Secret Code Before the War -- Walking Away -- On the Run -- The Family Village -- Green Vegetable Juice -- War History -- Table of Contents vii -- CBS -- Filming -- Strolling around Honolulu -- Returning to the Mountain
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Memoir of an Imperial Navy secret agent

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