神風目次へ

"The last will"

Lieutenant General of the Navy
Takijiro Onishi

(July 22 2003)

  Lieutenant general Onishi was burdened with all the responsibility for tokko(kamikaze attack) which the navy head planned. Onishi triggers tokko and continued seeing off young men in their sortie. However, Onishi fulfilled the responsibility for tokko by taking his life.


I tell the spirits of the tokkotai (kamikazes).

I thank you from my heart for your brave fights.

Even though you believe the final victory (of Japan) and Died gracefully like cherry blossoms, Your faith has never been accomplished.

I apologize to the spirits of my men and their bereaved families With my death.

Next, I bid all the in Japan. It would be bliss if all of you realize that acting rashly, Throwing your life would only profit your enemy, and decide with Faith to follow the sacred order of the Emperor his majesty, and endure the pain.

While enduring your pain, do not forget the pride to be Japanese.

You all are the treasure of the country.

Yet in the time of the peace, adhere the spirit of kamikaze and do your best for the welfare of the Japanese race and for the Peace of the people around the world.

Lieutenant General of the Navy Takijiro Onishi


(from:the report "Tokko"/Translated by Mr.Ishiguro)


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