View of the flooded city of Morrison, Colorado. Men and women lift furniture to clean up the flood damaged area. Men lift a dead body. The rescue team lifts debris. View of cyclone hit city Koro in Japan. Group of locals walk under umbrellas. Locals prepare balls of rice and eat. Locals repair hay stack roofs.
Damage due to earthquake, tsunami, and fire in Kamaishi, Japan as a result of the Sanriku Earthquake. People gather in the devastated area. Wrecked and burned homes and boats. Children looking picking through rubble on the ground. Damaged houses and buildings. Smoke rising in the area. One large boat washed up against a building. Two smaller boats seen washed ashore.
Film argues that Japanese Americans in Hawaii collaborated with Japanese Consul-General to provide intelligence information prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Animation illustrates the demographics of Japanese-Americans in Hawaii in 1924 and the few, who by 1933, had chosen to expatriate themselves from Japan under the Japanese Exclusion Act. Birthrates are illustrated, and numbers of Japanese registering children with the Japanese consulate retain Japanese citizenship. A dramatization shows a man acting as Uncle Sam and another as an American citizen. They discuss Japanese temples and language schools in Hawaii. The Consulate-General of Japan in Honolulu, Hawaii. A Japanese man relays intelligence to a Japanese officer in the Japanese consulate. A Japanese family seated on the porch of a house. American ships in Pearl Harbor as seen from the house. Japanese children and woman as they look at American ships moving in Pearl Harbor. Shows how Japanese observers keep eyes on the activities in Pearl Harbor. A Japanese man talks with a Japanese officer in the consul. Japanese observers take pictures of American ships in Pearl Harbor.
Opening scene shows a book entitled:"The Tanaka Memorial, Japan's dream of world empire." Next, a hsnd checks off "Conquest of Manchuria" as Phase 1 of the plan being completed. Next is Phase II, the conquest of China. Animated map shows Japanese warships bombarding the city of Shanghai in 1932. Scenes of Japanese naval guns firing. A shell striking at the waterfront. Japanese Naval officer observing with binoculars from deck of ship close to the city. Shells or aerial bombs exploding and smoke rising in the city itself. Residents of the city running in panic seeking shelter from the bombardment. Japanese Type 13-1 carrier-borne attack biplane aircraft (B1M1) from the aircraft carriers Kaga and Hosho are seen in flight overhead. Bombs exploding in the heart of Shanghai. Local people jamming a bridge with vehicles and rickshaws evacuating the city. More views of Naval guns firing and bombers overhead. A large building in flames. People fleeing near the port. Two Japanese Navy Type 90 Carrier-based biwing aircraft (Nakajima A2N) maneuver above fleeing Chinese who look up at them. Next bomb explosions fill the screen. More naval guns firing and explosions on street in which victims lie where they fell. A Chinese woman mourning in the midst of rubble. Bombs falling and explosions. A sign reading "Shanghai South." Two Mitsubishi B2M aircraft fly overhead. Scenes of dead and wounded Chinese victims, including and children. Japanese aircraft flying low over burning buildings, with smoke rising above its flight altitude. Japanese marines charge a Shanghai beach in an amphibious assault and enter the city.Several hit the ground in a defensive posture. Gunfire directed at a building window. Combat along the waterfront. Republic of China flag flying from a large building. Japanese forces firing at that building with field artillery.Truckloads of Japanese marines deploying in the city. A marine searching a Chinese man. Animated map shows Japanese shifting their offensive to the North in 1933 and annexing the province of Jehol as part of manchuria. Japanese cavalry advancing along a road. Closeup of the Chinese national flag fluttering. Generalissimo Chiang Ki-Shek leading a contingent of Chinese military and officials. A large group of Chinese men volunteering to join in defense. Chinese soldiers marching en masse along the Chinese Wall.
Film opens with closeup of Japanese General Baron Sadao Araki speaking. Behind him is a huge Japanese flag.draped so that His head is silhouetted against its huge red ball. His image fades out and a map of Japan and asia appears, as he continues to narrate. The map shows animated arrows directed from Russia southward toward Japanese held Manchuria (Manchukuo) and from India northward. The arrows converge and are joined by arrrows from the sea. All are directed against Japan. The message clearly speaks to need for Japan to be ready to protect against attacks by others. Back to closeup of General Baron Sadao Araki speaking. Then flags of world nations are shown with Japan's rising taller and larger than all the rest. Next a map of Japan and its occupied territories in Manchukuo, and Korea, with arrows from foes threatening them. Homeland Japan seems to shudder on the animated map.
A Japanese militaristic propaganda film on the material and spiritual strength of Japan. Narration by General of the Imperial Japanese Army Baron Sadao Araki. General Araki speaks. Japanese flag in the background. Flag of Japan on engine. Fast side view of black moving locomotive steam railroad train engine; views of trains, factories, rapid industrialization of Japan before World War 2, cargo loaded at docks and on trucks in streets of Japan, pigeons, newspaper presses, a bicyclist, textile mills, peasants tilling fields, weavers in factory handling reeds and wicker in fast moving pedal machines, a Shinto temple and a sunrise. Large crowd of soldiers, workers and scouts parade.