That reminds me of a joke.
Q. Who was the only kamikaze pilot ever to have survived a mission?
A. Chicken Teriyaki.
Nope! This is a little harder one.
Ok, then how about their submarine fleet?
If I remember well, the Zeke or Zero was considered "the most capable, carrier-based fighter in the world", at least in the earlier times of WW2:
also used, later on, for suicide attack units (Kamikaze aviators), when the Allied caught up with better equipment:
@Marianne: That's true but they had something else that was far more deadly and sank many ships!
A torpedo ?
They spoke of the Kaiten, manned torpedoes, besides various other types, further an important fleet of submarines and other weapons.
It was the "Long Lance" torpedo ! Super deadly and we never did make one as good as that deadly weapon. They were launched from Subs, Cruisers and Destroyers mainly with deadly effect!
The Japanese had a submarine, so far advanced, like none other in the world at the time. I don't know much about it, but found this YT video...
@Virginia: Yes they did have a couple of those and were going to use them to release gas balloons over the West Coast. Another last ditch effort to strike back at us. There was also a hint of using biological bombs on the planes.
Rooster, sometimes I STILL just tremble a bit at all the close calls for Allied victory in that war...a miracle?