Because the Japanese also attacked the Philippines on 7 December 1941. Pearl Harbor got all of the headlines, but other places like Guam, Wake, Midway and Singapore were also attacked.
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What did the Japanese do to the Philippines during World War 2?
They have no mercy to the Filipinos they made them join in the death march. The death March was from mariveles,pampanga to Capas,Tarlac ...
Why did Japan conquer the Philippines during World War 2?
Japan conquered the Philippines in World War 2 to: gain access to Philippine natural resources expand Japanese territory reduce the military threat from the US, of which the Philippines was a part at the time ...