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Rising Sun

Displayed in this area are items that illustrate the militaristic atmosphere in Japan in the years before it attacked Pearl Harbor. It features images of Emperor Hirohito and his parents, objects that celebrate Japan’s victory in the Russo-Japanese war, propaganda relating to Japan’s invasions of China, maps, uniforms, guns, medals, the Japanese declaration of war on America and Britain, and a bomb that a Japanese balloon carried to the state of Oregon.