What group of islands did the Japanese attack on the same day they attacked Pearl Harbor?

1 Answer
Oct 14, 2016

Actually it was the Philippines. Because it was on the other side of the International Date Line it is listed as December 8 but really the same time period as the Pearl Harbor attacks.


The Battle of the Philippines was a profound defeat of the combined American/Filipino army.

Japan had planned a series of complex moves beginning with the Pearl Harbor attacks. These attacks led to the taking of the Philippines, Malaya, Singapore, and Indonesia.