LAST WORDS OF THE SEVEN SAMURAI:[Truth of Nanking】 The death of "Seven Samurai" [Dec. 13, 2015]
The Great East Asian Conference was held in Tokyo in November,1943. This conference adopted resolutions proclaiming "Liberation and independence from the Western Powers" and "Abolishment of racism". Since the China Incident, Japan and China suffered a great deal of casualties. But it meant they were sacrificed in what should be called a justified war of Great Pan Asia, in which they fought to win independence from the Western Powers. All people in Asia shall forget this time's hardship to join hands in the future. Pan-Asian people shall acquire rights just like other people in the world, and should rather be proud of being nonwhite races. All Asians should respect the Indian judge of the Tokyo Trial. His impartial judgment was Pan-Asian people's pride. If this war had paved the way for Pan-Asian people's right to life to be accepted by the world, we should all be gratified. The Western Powers should cast off their ideas of exclusionism and move forward with a sense of co-prosperity. There are ones who express dissent on this matter. They're ungrateful for not knowing the value of air and soil. Somewhere in Asia, we must have someone who can see...how the world changes. The Japanese generals were sentenced to death for "crimes against peace" the "ex post facto law" which were not included in the previous international laws and were established by the conquering nations after the war was over. On Chiang Kai-shek's government, the "Three Alls Policy" was definitely conducted by the Chinese troops. We Japanese soldiers were alleged to have done "kill all, burn all and loot all" activities, but residents have fled, and houses were empty. There was nothing left for us to loot. To America, "killings outside of war are crimes, killings during wars are legal". We failed in resolving the China issue. But if our deaths could pave the way for better relationship, we'd be content. The spirits of over two million war dead are watching us. They are watching Japan's truth and pride. Buddha's teachings that go beyond life and death are shining in front of us, even though our lives shall end very soon. Without a spiritual connection through common faith and culture, promoting goodwill between China and Japan would be hard. In 1939, clays collected from battlefields in Nanking and Shanghai was brought back to Japan. Then a ceramic statue of Bodhisattva was built in Atami， Japan to comfort the souls of war dead of the two countries, using mixed clays collected in China and Japan. That is the statue of Koa Kannon. Under the faith of Kannon, the war dead shall be treated equally, friend or foe alike. Small, limited existence is the nature of humans, but the righteous wind of divinity is blowing over Japan, the country of gods. And the power of peace from Bodhisattva of Mercy prevails brightly all over Asia.