“We Fought for Love, Not Hatred.”
The Spiritual Message of Kunio Nakagawa

Master Okawa recorded spiritual messages of Japanese soldiers that fought in the Greater East Asia War. They revealed what they were thinking when they went off to war, and and what their thoughts are on present day Japan. Below are extracts from their messages, ones that especially moved the hearts of the attendees in the audience.

“Spiritual Messages from Colonel Kunio Nakagawa, defender of Palau and Peleliu” Delivered at Happy Science Headquarters on February 24th, 2015

Perhaps you may have heard of the Battle of Peleliu in the Greater East Asia War. With the Emperor and Empress’ April visit to the island in order to pay respects to the deceased soldiers, the island has recently been brought back into public view.

In 1944, a group of 10,000 Japanese soldiers, which Colonel Kunio Kanagawa led, and 40,000 American soldiers engaged in armed conflict on a small island in the south.

The Japanese army interconnected caves with tunnels to stand against violent incendiary bombing and flamethrower attacks. The Japanese were almost entirely annihilated, and the American marines were also swiped out. After 2 months of intense fighting, the forests of the island were burnt to the ground. This battle is now known, not for the bravery of the Japanesesoldiers, but for being a ‘pointless, futile battle’.

Was there really no point to the sacrifice and suffering of those Japanese soldiers?

In February, Master Okawa called upon the spirit of Colonel Nakagawa, who wrote his last public words, “Sakura, Sakura”, in a telegram to mainland Japan before he charged to the enemy’s base.

The spirit of Colonel Nakagawa revealed that his true intention was to risk his life in battle to scrape off the morale of the American army, thereby protecting mainland Japan.

Indeed, people have said that America did not go forward with its plan to land on mainland Japan due to the fear that the fierce offensive of the Japanese soldiers triggered.

The spirit of Colonel Nakagawa reflected upon his thoughts and emotions during combat:

We must not fight with hatred. We have to think because we’re holding out for one more day; the assault on our fatherland will be delayed one more day. We must exchange our lives for the lives of the tens of thousands of people back home.

The Spiritual Messages from Japanese Soldiers Have Moved the Hearts of Many People Who Have Heard Them

These words will move the hearts of many Japanese people that have been educated to believe the Greater East Asia War was futile, and that the Japanese army was brutal. They learned to feel a sense of shame towards their ancestors. Even the government itself publicized Japan’s “sin” through actions such as the Kono and Murayama Statements.

“We Fought for Love, Not Hatred.”
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