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

Accession Number RC05109
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J218
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 24.5 x 17.5 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 16 August 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

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. This leaflet is probably a reprint of leaflet J200. 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 and asks POWs to look after their health and not lose confidence in their abilities. The leaflet states that this message proves that avoiding a 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.