Wait a minute. something is fishy here.
IN order for IJN fleet to raid into Pearl Harbor, Central Pacific must be Japanese controlled (per last paragraph of section 7: "moving to a second or 3rd sea area only possible if the previous area moved into is controlled by the moving player".
This means Peral Harbor raid is NOT possible. Am I to assume the game really start AFTER the presumed Pearl Harbor raid has already happened?
Again, I have to say I'm a huge fan of the original VITP, and like an idiot, I did not get in on the Kickstarter for this game, which I am kickstarting myself in the butt for now!
Going from memory, as again; like a fool, I traded away my copy of VITP years ago considering the one person I regularly play against owns a copy.
Anyway, the original started out with the north pacific & the aleutians under nobodies control. The central pacific was originally Japanese control.
Just my .02 cents is all...