|Collection number||Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J197|
|Collection type||Published Collection|
|Measurement||Overall: 22.1 x 17.5cm|
Far Eastern Liaison Office
|Date made||26 September 1944|
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Copying Provisions||Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.|
Nihon no hôritsu [Legal consequences of capture for Japanese soldiers].
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 Hollandia, Lae and Torokina. An English translation of the text is attached. The message stresses that none of Japanese POWs captured during the previous wars has been court-marshalled or legally punished. The message quotes the cases of Major Kuga during the Shanghai Incident and Major-General Tatekawaduring the Russo-Japanese War. It states that Japanese soldiers should live and consider serving the country in the future rather than die in a useless war.