Our forces also could not fight off the Japanese military, but they would have to protect themselves against the Japanese civilians of Japan as well. It was a fact that the Japanese government had been equipping the civilians with any kind of weapon that they could get their hands on. Just as long as they continued to fight the enemy.
The government could not afford to give every civilian a weapon. To at least give them something, the government gave them spears. Many soldiers died from a surprise spear attack. They had from spears to knives and anything that would protect them. U.S. naval blockades are one of the major reasons that Japan was so low on supplies.
Admiral William Leahy, Chief of Staff to President Roosevelt and President Truman, wrote "By the Beginning of September 1944, Japan was almost completely defeated through a practically complete sea and air blockade.aE If this is true, how could they have continued to fight and rack up enemy kills If the Chief of Staff figured they would surrender around September 1944; why were they