After the Kingdom of Hawaii was conquered by america in 1893 and Queen Liliuokalani deposed in 1895, she made requests to Kaiser Wilhelm II, Queen Victoria, Tsar Nikolai II, and Emperor Mutsuhito for fraternal assistance in liberating Hawaii and restoring her. Only Mutsuhito considered her request, and it was his grandson Hirohito who spent years preparing his military to wipe out american military forces in Hawaii. When one notices that the american industrial assets, including military industrial assets, were not hit during the attack on Pearl Harbor it was not because the third wave was cancelled, but because Japan wanted the Hawaiians to use Pearl Harbor for themselves
As I write this Liliuokalani's grandnephew Akahi Nui remains the target of american government harassment as he continues to seek independence for Hawaii
As with Hawaii the Philippine islands were also conquered by the americans in 1898, yet the americans overlooked the fact that Mindanao island was part of the Sultanate of Sulu, which also controlled Sabah and Nortnern Borneo and MIndanao for centuries. When the Japanese attacked the americans in the Philippines they concentrated heavily on american targets in Luzon and the north, while allowing those loyal to the Sultan of Sulu to reestablish themselves. When macarthur reconquered the Philippines, the House of Sulu claimed that the Sultan who was assisted by the Japanese recieved their assistance without permission of the family. However the independent Philippine Republic recognized the claims by the House of Sulu, yet refuse to grant them full independence, while Malaysia pays tribute to the Sultan of Sulu for occuping Sabah
Had america not acted as an imperial power in the Pacific and Asia in the 1890's those americans killed by the Japanese in 1941 would not have died for nothing. Today america is cracking while Asia is regaing what was taken from it and cleaning up the rot america left it with in the 1890's.