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Kamikaze diaries : reflections of Japanese student soldiers

Author: Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This history presents diaries and correspondence left by members of the tokkotai, or kamikaze pilots, and other Japanese student soldiers who perished during World War II. Outside of Japan, these kamikaze pilots were considered unbridled fanatics and chauvinists who willingly sacrificed their lives for the emperor. But the writings explored here by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney clearly speak otherwise. A significant number
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
Diaries
Journaux intimes
dagböcker
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney
ISBN: 0226619508 9780226619507 9780226619514 0226619516
OCLC Number: 62533869
Description: xviii, 227 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Sasaki Hachiro "What is patriotism? ... the killing of millions of people and depriving billions of people of basic human freedom ...?" --
2. Hayashi Tadao "All will crumble / Japan will meet its finale" --
3. Takushima Norimitsu "Why must we fight? We no longer have any purpose for fighting." --
4. Matsunaga Shigeo and Matsunaga Tatsuki "War is another name for murder ..." --
5. Hayashi Ichizo "We are assigned the location of our death." --
6. Nakao Takenori "Am I to simply die without any meaning to my life?" --
Notes --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney.

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"Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney's book is designed to challenge Western perceptions of the kamikaze generation. By assembling brief biographies of some of the young Japanese who perished on suicide missions, Read more...

 
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