I am isolating my response to your comments in this thread and this thread only.You cannot write intelligently about the IJN and not know Sun Tzu. They died by him as well as their misinterpretation of Mahan.
Everybody misinterepts everybody who writes at some point or another. The Germans Imperial General Staff misintrepted Clausewitz (quite badly). The Japanese misinterpreted Sun Tsu. Sun Tsu wrote extensively about how to gain victory - usually in such a way that the enemy was defeated by craft rather than mere might.