JAPAN: Iki, Waki

From 176,000 entries the Imperial Rule Assistance Association chose as a slogan to stir Japanese fighting forces now in their eighth year of war: Iki, Waki, Konki, Sookekki (spirit, harmony, stamina, total action).

In a war song contest run by Tokyo's

Mainichi Shimbun, the first prize went to:

Fall apart like the petals of a flower for

the Emperor's sake.

Fall apart and thus turn into a devil to

protect our country.

Three thousand years of glorious victory,

wherever our great Army exists.

There is no looseness in land or massive rocks.


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