Meaning to take over the historical experience
It is really important to take over the historical experience, but in Japan, the war experience is hardly taken over. "You may have heard from the experiencers that you were hit by an air raid or that you were affected by the atomic bomb, but I think you have rarely heard of the experience of actually killing a person in a fighting act. This is a true story when I was in junior high school, when a physical education teacher once went to China with a soldier, he vividly told his students about his experience of war.
My teacher was a sergeant during the war:
It is a memory of a small town in the mountains of Hiroshima prefecture. It was decades ago because I was in junior high school. At that time, the junior high school I was enrolled in did not have an indoor gymnasium, so I was transferred to free time in the regular classroom during rainy weather exercises. The transfer class was fun. It was free time to study anything. The name of the gymnastics teacher is "Gunso". That's because he was in the "sergeant" class when he was in the soldiers. No one called his real name. He told his students about his experiences of the war at a fixed gymnastics transfer time. So before I knew it, he got the name "Gunso", but he described his experience in the war as if it were a tribute.
From Gunsaw's story, it seemed that he wanted to tell the truth of the war to the students, but more than that, he was in the war to the curious and bloody boys in the second grade of junior high school. It seemed like I wanted to talk about how brave it was. Now that he's talking about the war, he may have wanted to tell his students a lot. But now that he's dead, I'm not sure. He talked much more about war than about making peace. It was about the war itself. Gunsaw was dark-skinned and had a big eyeball, so the students weren't interested in how brave the war was. We junior high school students were absorbed in listening.・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・
-It's raining today. When Gunsaw entered the classroom, the students said in a loud voice, "Gunsaw, Gunsaw ... talk, talk". It was. Then he seemed happy but hesitant. From his attitude, he may have wanted to say, "I didn't like to talk about war myself, but because the students asked me to talk about war." Gunsaw always gesticulated his experiences in the war.
"It was when I was a first-year soldier. It was when I killed a person for the first time. I was ordered to execute a Chinese prisoner. I took him to the field and tried to cut his head with a Japanese sword. The Japanese sword did not hit his neck, but hit his shoulder, so the prisoners screamed and ran away, killing people. That's amazing. It's hard to say that I let the prisoners escape. I'm desperately chasing the prisoners in the sorghum field ... the prisoners bleed from their shoulders. I ran around in a large sorghum field while shedding ... and finally I caught him and shot him in the sorghum field, but I was a first-year soldier. "
-Gunso spoke in detail about the execution of enemy soldiers. Perhaps he was tasked with a considerable number of executions. He talked about the situation at that time, drawing a simple line on the blackboard.
"When a soldier executes an execution, let the prisoner dig a hole in front of him and let the prisoner sit in front of him. Let him dig all the holes himself. The execution is done by cutting off the neck with a Japanese sword. It was said that it was a good idea to cut off the skin of the neck, leaving a piece of skin on the neck. Then, it seemed that he was completely prepared for death. "When I swung down the sword, blood spouted from the severed neck with great momentum with the view. And kick that body into the hole. "
Gunso talked in detail about the vivid story at that time, dressed as a sword.
It was a shocking story.
-"At the time of the urban warfare, sometimes on the street corner, I was in a mess with enemy soldiers. At that time, I was surprised at each other. It's scary. Both immediately shoot pistols. It's about that time. Everyone is scared of the fight, but when they face each other, the one who has the courage as soon as possible without running away wins the fight. I don't run away at that time. You shot from behind right away. When you shoot a pistol, you should aim it by slowly lowering the pistol from above your head, "Gunso said with a gesture showing how to shoot the pistol.
-"At one point, I was ordered to inspect the enemy. It's called a repulsion, but if I was doing wild dung in the woods on the way, suddenly the bushes behind me would be awkward, so why not? When I peeped from my inseam, I saw two "Chinese soldiers" pointing their guns at my ass. Gunsaw had a terrifying look with a bitter smile.
The moment I thought, "Oh ... I'll be killed!", All my hair stood upright. Really. Really. It's just a story that his hair stands upright. My hair is standing. It's scary! Said Gunso over and over again. I thought, "I'm going to be killed!", So I stood up suddenly with a loud voice like "Wow!" With the posture of stooling. Then the enemy soldier, surprised by the voice, hurriedly ran away and said. Ah, I was saved after a short break. was scary. It's just a story that the hair stands upright. "
-"When I went into the city of Nanjing. I found a beautiful Chinese woman indoors in a private house .... The woman has experience studying abroad in Japan and is intelligent enough to speak words. He was a beautiful woman. "Gunso steadily emphasized that she was intelligent and beautiful. Perhaps they also had a conversation. And he said. "She was pitiful because she was raped and terrible when the woman was found by another Japanese soldier, but she killed her, she was pitiful. "Gunso said as if he regretted it.
Although it was a junior high school student, we, who were still young, did not understand what rape meant. However, it seemed that there were many worlds in the adult world that children could not understand. I have a question. I just don't understand why Gunsaw killed the woman. Perhaps Gunsaw himself raped her, or did he kill her to hide it? Gunsaw said he had killed a woman to protect him from other soldiers, but that must be a lie. Gunsaw raped and killed a woman. I must have said it because I couldn't tell it to us ... but I wanted to talk about it. Didn't Gunsaw say, "You can do anything in war. Nothing is more interesting than war." But can we just tell the children about such a horrific and terrible experience? I think he wasn't raping a woman ... I thought about it, but now I don't know the facts.
He didn't say that Gunsaw himself raped a Chinese woman during the war, but from what he said, Japanese soldiers, including Gunsaw, were willing to do anything terrible during the war. It was well communicated that it was. Whatever the facts, there must be tons of experiences where you can't tell the truth.
On rainy days, Gunsaw routinely talked about the war. And as he remembered from time to time, he said, "War is terrible," but after that he always asserted, "Nothing is more interesting than war. You can do anything in war!" ... Well, this was the reality of the war that the Japanese army was waging. However, since this was a story in a junior high school class, I would have added that it was "terrible" in law, but in reality it was not terrible for professional military personnel, and the war was infinitely interesting for them. At that time, all Japanese military food was locally procured. In other words, he was ordered to plunder the food of the Chinese people. He lives on a small amount of food. How cruelty awaited them when they went to get food for them. Most of the people who resisted must have been killed.
However, in the story, there was no reflection on the fact that the Japanese army continued a brutal war and killed numerous people in mainland China and the Korean Peninsula. If you think about it from now on, you might not have heard such a story at an ordinary public school. I think it was because the school was a private junior high school and had teachers with various work histories and life experiences, such as teachers who retired and teachers who returned to Manchuria.
At one point, it wasn't a rainy day, but suddenly Gunsaw changed his bloodline and jumped into the classroom. And he went up to the podium and shouted.
He shouted, "Who! Someone is now murdering! Come out!" It seems that someone called Gunso, who was walking in the crossing corridor, "Gunso murderer ...". He heard it and turned upside down. "Who said? Hey! Come out! You are cowardly."
Gunsaw shouted at the podium. He relentlessly searched for the criminal, glaring at everyone in the class as if he were the criminal. We knew who said the word, but didn't answer Gunsaw.
After that, Gunsaw stopped talking about the war again. The students didn't want to hear Gunso anymore. The story of the murder was enough. I also liked listening to Gunso, but I didn't like his personality and way of life. He felt Gunso was a murderer. But when you think about it, all the Japanese soldiers at that time, including his father, were acting as "murderers." This is because military personnel were mercilessly killing people if they were ordered to do anything. Whether it's a woman or a child. How many Japanese soldiers have killed! The same is true not only in the Korean Peninsula and mainland China, but also in the Pacific region and all regions of Southeast Asia. It was all about expanding Japan's territory and robbing people of their assets. Gunsaw talks about his experience, but others don't silently talk about it. No one tries to open his mouth. I won't tell you.
It is said that 10 to 30 million people were killed in the war between Japan and China in mainland China alone. According to the official calculation on the Japanese side, more than 10 million people have been killed, so you should guess what happened on the continent. The number of people slaughtered in Nanjing was not 300,000, and in fact it may have been less. However, even if there are 100,000 people, it is a fact that it remains in history as a terrifying number in the rule of different ethnic groups.
The verification of this number should be done in both China and Japan, but it goes beyond the controversy that the slaughter of 300,000 people did not exist at all, and that the slaughter itself did not exist. There is a move in Japan, but those who insist on this are never trying to see the reality of the war. Because they don't think the war that Japan has caused is bad. So no matter how many people are killed, I will never admit that number. They are people who are willing to deny any facts. It's scary.
Humans are not completely made. He is a constant mistake in history. However, as a government, he properly acknowledged the fact that he invaded.