What were the causes of the Japanese invasion of the Philippines?
To prevent the use of the Philippines as an advance base of operations by American forces. To acquire staging areas and supply bases to enhance operations against the Netherlands East Indies. To secure the lines of communication between occupied areas in the south and the Japanese Home Islands.
What factors gave the invading Japanese military an advantage during their attack on the Philippines?
(mine) The invading Japanese military had a large advantage during their attack on the Philippines because the U.S. had not really fortified the Philippines and Battan was covered and shielded by the terrain. The Japanese were also better equipped and attcked early.
Why was Japan invaded?
The short version: Japan’s actions from 1852 to 1945 were motivated by a deep desire to avoid the fate of 19th-century China and to become a great power. For Japan, World War II grew from a conflict historians call the Second Sino-Japanese War.
What are the effects of the Japanese invasion of the Philippines?
The Philippines had suffered great loss of life and tremendous physical destruction by the time the war was over. An estimated 527,000 Filipinos, both military and civilians, had been killed from all causes; of these between 131,000 and 164,000 were killed in seventy-two war crime events.
What are the positive effects of Japanese colonization in the Philippines?
Through ODA, Japan has helped construct and improve infrastructure in the Philippines. These include major arterial highways, bridges, airports, railways, and ports.
How did the Japanese try to win the loyalty and support of the Filipinos in their struggle against the Americans?
In an attempt to win the loyalty of the Filipinos, Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo, in January 1942, announced that Japan would grant the Philippines “the honor of independence” if the Philippines understood Japan’s “real intentions” in the war and cooperated sincerely with the Japanese.
Why was Japan so successful in ww2?
Japan had the best army, navy, and air force in the Far East. In addition to trained manpower and modern weapons, Japan had in the mandated islands a string of naval and air bases ideally located for an advance to the south.