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Map 1: Hawaii and Japan.
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(John F. DeVirgilio for USS Arizona Memorial)
Tokyo Time Hawaii Time Washington, DC Time
1 Nov. 26--0600 Nov. 25--1030 Nov. 25--1600
2* Dec. 8--0130 Dec. 7--0600 Dec. 7--1130
3 Dec. 23 Dec. 22 Dec. 22
*First wave aircraft began launching.

The Japanese fleet that set out for the Hawaiian Islands consisted of 33 warships and auxiliary craft, including six aircraft carriers.

1. When did the Japanese set out on their attack?

2. When did the Japanese return to Japan?

3. Why do you think so much time elapsed in between? (Additional information is found in Reading 1.)

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