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Did the Emperor have any idea of what went on in the mind and feelings of a suicide-pilot? . I would have liked to cry out to him . . ‘To hell with it! Give me some fuel and good weather, not your words! ’ (Nagatsuka 1974: 198) Ko¯zu, the kaiten pilot who felt he had been deceived, had no desire to participate in a SM. He observed that it would be possible to escape this role if he proved himself to be incompetent to operate the weapon in training. He did not, however, adopt this strategy: That would have only meant somebody else dying in my place.

Morris 1975: 15) The classical manner of self-immolation is the samurai ritual disembowelment known as seppuku (or more vulgarly as hara-kiri). The extraordinary level of self-inXicted pain concomitant with this act is indeed a powerful demonstration of the protagonist’s courage and sincerity; for this reason many of Japan’s tragic heroes who have met their deaths in this way are venerated. Foremost among these are the forty-seven samurai. These paragons endured two years of extreme humiliation and privation while they plotted to avenge their lord who, in 1701, had been ordered to commit seppuku after violently reacting to public humiliation by a rival.

20 Peter Hill When it comes to either/or, there is only the quick choice of death. . If by setting one’s heart right every morning and evening one is able to live as though his body were already dead, he gains freedom in the Way. His whole life will be without blame, and he will succeed in his calling’. This book is generally held to be the deWnitive exposition of the way of the warrior (bushido¯) and enjoyed a renaissance during the 1930s in Japan when its message resonated with the prevalent militaristic Zeitgeist.

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