Was the Japanese soldier badly trained compared to their American counterparts?
Hello Charles, Not an easy question to answer briefly. On an individual basis the Japanese regular soldiers do not appear to have been significantly different from allied troops. In some aspects superior (endurance and adaptability to physical conditions, morale and discipline), inferior in others (adaptability to changing tactical conditions, initiative and sense of individual responsibility). The Japanese soldier was hampered by significantly inferior firepower at all times, which makes any comparison difficult. There was also a problem with the so called C3I, i.e. the command, control and communications as well as intelligence work, in the Japanese armed forces. Finally, initiative was not encouraged, which meant that Japanese combat units were exactly as good or bad as their commanders. The Japanese were trained along German patterns, although at a somewhat antiquated understanding of warfare. Like all western allies, the US improved drastically during the course of the war. The men landing in Okinawa were, in terms of training, far superior to their comrades defending the Philippines. That goes for firepower too of course. Japan on the other hand, rather deteriorated, as the regular troops of the early war - often with extensive combat experience from China - were replaced with raw recruits. Hope that helps some at least. Sincerely Tommy Yes because the Japanise were foolish to think that after destroying Pearl Harbour, the weapons and killing and injuring all those Americans that the Americans were not going to strike back more powerful.
What is the name of the movie about an American soldier helping a bus full of orphans and nuns escape the Japanese?
The movie takes place on an island where 1 Japanese soldier and 1 American soldier face off while their ships wait offshore?
The cast of Rookies in Burma - 1943 includes: Joan Barclay as Janie - the Brunette Wally Brown as Jerry Miles Claire Carleton as Connie - the Blonde Alan Carney as Mike Strager Emory Chow as Undetermined Role Erford Gage as Sergeant Burke John Hamilton as Army Major Chuck Hamilton as Officer Ted Hecht as Captain Tomura Allen Jung as Japanese Captain Joseph Kim as Japanese Aviator Albert Law as Japanese Sentry Preston Lee as Burmese Native Eddie Lee as Japanese Radio Operator Richard Loo as Colonel Matsuda Barry Regan as American Soldier Mike Road as American Soldier Jack Santos as Japanese Officer Lim Sin as Japanese Sentry Owen Song as Burmese Native Leroy Strine as American Soldier Beal Wong as Japanese Tank Guard
Louis Toshio Okada has: Played Japanese Soldier in "Kokoda" in 2006. Played Lieutenant Kamai in "For Valour" in 2009. Played Japanese Soldier in "The Tragedy of the Montevideo Maru" in 2009. Played Japanese Soldier in "Sisters of War" in 2010. Played Panicked Japanese Soldier in "The Pacific" in 2010. Played Lt. Okuda in "Terra Nova" in 2011. Played Pat Down Guy in "The Wolverine" in 2013.