Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Koreya Senda: Prince Fumimaro Konoye
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto : It is hard to believe the Emperor agreed to fix a date by which the final decision must be made between war and peace.
Prince Fumimaro Konoye : His Majesty's signature is a mere formality. The cabinet is responsible for all matters of national policy. The Emperor recently read a poem to his Ministers to show how he feels. "If all people are brethren, then why are the winds and the waves so restless?"
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto : "If all people are brethren, then why are the winds and the waves so restless?" This clearly shows how much the Emperor wants to avoid a war.
Prince Fumimaro Konoye : Yes, he has urged us to solve our differences with Washington.
Prince Fumimaro Konoye : If war does come, tell me frankly, from the Navy's viewpoint, what are our chances against the Americans?
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto : If we must, we can raise havoc with them for a year. After that, I can guarantee nothing. Mr. Prime Minister, I hope you will continue the negotiations. Please remember, there is no last word in diplomacy.