Japan's side of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
Why did the Japan start the war?
Why was Japan the agent of change?
Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in order to prevent the U.S.A stopping them when they advanced into Malaya and Dutch East Indies. Japan was trying to take over their natural resources.
Japan is the agent of change because they were part of the war. They weren't trying to be 'neutral' during a war, which is practically impossible. They wanted more access to natural resources. In order to do this they had to bomb Pearl Harbor.
The body of a Japanese Lieutanant who crashed during the attack is buried with military honors by the U.S. troops.