“The Imperial Army Is Now Crusading”


Front, “The Imperial Army, the Corner-stone of Asia,” No. 3-4, 1942 (2006.6.2)

1940: In Asia… Japanese soldiers stand sentinel at all key points of East Asia.

Japanese troops advance to the Continent across the sea.

Are they “Aggressors of Asia?”

The real aggressor of Asia is to be adjudicated before the bar of history, not by mendacious propaganda to be let loose by false accusers, who have an ulterior motive.

Again we ask: Is Japan the aggressor of Asia?

Those real aggressors of Asia have mercilessly directed their attack at Japan.

We ask once more: Is Japan the aggressor of Asia?

It is the glory of the Imperial Army that it is charged with a lofty mission. It does not wage war for the sake of war, but on the contrary it stands for putting the house of Asia in order, for recovery of lost territories, for emancipation and for construction.

The Imperial Army is an army of discipline, an army of intelligence.

The Imperial Army is an army of the Emperor.


Front, “The Imperial Army, the Corner-stone of Asia,” No. 3-4, 1942 (2006.6.2)

A fresh gloom has come over Asia. Western Imperialism and the Red influence have started onslaughts upon Asia, by pursuing new tactics. One has been an international intrigue for weakening Japan’s military might under the pretext of disarmament, another establishment of anti-Japanese influences in China and Manchuria and still another inveiglement and winning of Asiatic peoples over to their side with monetary lure and other temptations. Japan has been compelled to rise again to combat this weakening and disintegration of Asia.
-From the Manchurian Incident to the Sino-Japanese Affair.


Front, “The Imperial Army, the Corner-stone of Asia,” No. 3-4, 1942 (2006.6.2)

The curtain has just risen on this gigantic war of emancipation which is being waged for the sake of the entire Asiatic nations to regain Asia’s unsullied independence – a struggle for the construction of a new order in the world, which is aimed at repainting the earth’s surface, which has got dirty with corruption of centuries’ standing. Japan’s mission is a lofty one. Asia’s enemies, both external and internal, have begun to offer a desperate resistance, but…


Front, “The Imperial Army, the Corner-stone of Asia,” No. 3-4, 1942 (2006.6.2)


Front, “The Imperial Army, the Corner-stone of Asia,” No. 3-4, 1942 (2006.6.2)


Front, “The Imperial Army, the Corner-stone of Asia,” No. 3-4, 1942 (2006.6.2)

The Imperial Army Is Now Crusading:
To rescue the oppressed Asia,

The Imperial Army Is Now Crusading:
To restore the pillaged Asia,

To administer a blood transfusion to the worn-out Asia.

1942: In Asia… Japanse soldiers stand sentinel at all key points of Greater East Asia, and…

JOINT DEFENCE… and JOINT CONSTRUCTION!

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