The last messages for December

We hope that many worshipers will come to know the elevated thoughts of th e noble souls who gave up their lives for the country that they loved. The last messages that they composed are displayed on the Jinja display. We present here the last messages displayed for this month.

My Last Words


Long Live His Majesty the Emperor!  
Charging Ahead of Others  
I serve the country for seven lives.

Father and Mother
  Thank you for your kindness for so many years.
  I will die for the sake of His Majesty the Emperor.

Older Sister
  Thank you for your guidance over many years.

Younger Brother
  Study for the sake of His Majesty the Emperor.
  Be dutiful to Father and Mother.

Younger Sister
  Be sure to study hard.
                           July 16, 1944
                           Yasushi Yoshikawa
                           Second Lieutenant, Japanese Army

Yasushi Yoshikawa Mikoto
First Lieutenant, Japanese Army
Killed in Action on December 8, 1944, at Brauen Airfield, Leyte Island, Philippines
Born in Takuma-mura, Hotaku-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture
Age: 22

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