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The Evolution of Honorable Death in Japanese Literature

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Title:The Evolution of Honorable Death in Japanese Literature
Authors:Toma, John
Contributors:East Asian Languages and Literature (department)
Date Issued:15 Jan 2014
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract:During the Pacific War (1941 - 1945), the world was introduced to the brutality, endurance and fanaticism of the Japanese soldier. Unforeseen by the Allied Forces, when conventional methods of warfare became ineffective, Japan turned to a battle tactic involving suicidal naval airmen known as the kamikaze. Oblivious to any instinct of self-preservation, the kamikaze pilots conducted suicide missions by crashing their planes into American carriers. Between April 6 and June 22 of 1945, the kamikaze pilots flew over three thousand sacrificial raids against Allied Naval forces and sank at least thirty-six ships while damaging at least four hundred ships.
Pages/Duration:84 pages
Rights:All UHM Honors Projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
Appears in Collections: Honors Projects for East Asian Languages and Literature

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