Nihon Rikukaigun shôhei shokun [To officers and men of the Japanese Army and Navy].

Accession Number RC05096
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J200
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 24.4 x 17.6cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 26 July 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

A propaganda leaflet produced by the Far Eastern Liaison Office (FELO) during the Second World War. This leaflet is written in Japanese and was distributed to Melanesia and the Netherlands East Indies. An English translation of the text is attached. The leaflet includes a picture of the Japanese Parliament House. The text includes a message supposedly sent to Japanese POWs in Australia from two Japanese members of the Diet. The message asks POWs to look after their health and not to lose confidence in their abilities. The leaflet states that the message proves that avoiding useless death in order to serve Japan in the future is the right thing for the soldiers to do. It urges the recipient to avoid dying in vain and to consider contributing to the future of Japan.