IMO Germany get exactly the correct level of Blame for WW2, the USSR & Japan didn't get enough
Well, Pearl Harbour was perfectly justified.
No, this is not a defense of Japanese abuses in China. But that what Japan did in Pearl Harbour made perfect sense in light of Japanese-American relations.
US forced Japan to accept American Closed Door Policy but repeal Japanese Closed Door Policy completely.
The faction of pro-Anglo-Saxon and pro-peace Japanese ministers in the Japanese government were treated with asset freezes and confiscations by the Americans.
US refused to cease sanctions against the Japanese even if they withdrew from China and Indochina.
Think for a second. What would the US government do to any foreign government that repeatedly refuses to live up to a bargain? That deceitfully ensures that America can not import from abroad or sell its produce abroad? That freezes and confiscates assets of any foreign minister who demands peace with Americans? That rejects repeated American offers for peace under the most generous conditions?