Can’t help but wonder: the Japanese were pretty careful and detailed in the operational planning - maybe way too detailed - but were, it seems to me, woefully incomplete when it came to strategic planning. The few Japanese officials who “knew” the capacity of American industry were unceremoniously shoved aside in favor of the bellicose and uninformed about attacking those “lazy” and “undisciplined” Americans.The USA was not gioing to accept Japanses expansion and cntrol of China and South East Asia.
Japan could not win a war against the United States.
Japan just refused to tailor their foreign policy to the reality of their situation.
The Japanese Leadership was fundamental delusional about what was possible.
What Japanese military planners didn’t grasp or understand is that the US was capable of fighting a global war on two vastly different fronts and still win.