Monday, March 19, 2018

Japanese wartime sailor, 96, passing down anti-war spirit to youths...

Death never fell equally on the killing fields--that's the most unbearable thing for Kuniyoshi Takimoto, a 96-year-old former Imperial Japanese Navy sailor.

“There was no such thing as cool stories on the battlefield,” he said.

At the front, the youths were simply expendable. All the deaths were miserable and pitiful, recalled Takimoto, who has talked about his experiences to younger generations as a “kataribe,” or storyteller.

Takimoto, who resides in Osaka, recently published his memoirs titled “A ‘will’ of a 96-year-old former sailor of the Imperial Japanese Navy,” with an ardent desire to never see a repeat of the era in which he was driven to the verge of starvation. Full story...

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