My Filial Duties Will Be Done From Now


For the sake of the country’s prosperity, the time has now come to proceed to the frontline and work to the best of my ability.
The time has come to say farewell to Father and Mother, to whom my immense obligations are mountainous.
My filial duties will be done from now.
I ask that you wait a bit longer.
Well then, please look after yourselves.
                              From: Shoichi
To: Father and Mother


Dearest Younger Brother and Siblings,
After I am gone, you must perform filial duties in my place.
This is your older brother’s final request.
                              From: Older Brother
To: Younger Brother and All


Shoichi Nishikawa Mikoto               
Corporal, Japanese Army
Killed in Action on June 13, 1944, in the Chosa District,
Konan Province, Republic of China
Born in Kitagata-cho, Motosu-gun, Gifu Prefecture
Age: 24

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