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“I was tainty bomber, but surrendered instead to make a harakiri. And according to our custom, the entire family of a traitor is covered with shame. In General, I was in Japan, no one is waiting,” – said the newspaper VIEW Peter Tanaka, the only living in Russia suicide bombers, who fought against the USSR in the Japanese Kwantung army.
In Russia, September 2, celebrate the Day of military glory – the day of the end of world war II. We remember the heroes who defended the honor and freedom of the Motherland on all fronts. Speak to them kind words. And often don’t think about those who fought against us – fought not out of hatred, but simply because he was born in another country and sincerely believed that its conduct the right way.
One of them is 90-year-old former Japanese kamikaze. In 1945, he had no doubt that the obligation to perform a duty to their country. And who knows how many Soviet soldiers gave, as a machine gunner in the detachment of soldiers on death row Kwantung army.
His name is Peter Tanaka. Or, as in his youth, Akio, which translated from Japanese means “bright man.” Nearly half a century he was working honestly – minder, a shepherd, a fireman on the economy first, the Soviet Union and then Russia. Long forgotten how to read and write hieroglyphics. Speaking in Japanese, with words. To the question: “I would Like to return home?” – often says, “No!” Probably because it is. However at night, though not often, dreams of cherry blossoms.
This year Tanaka-San (or rural pensioner uncle Peter) still go to Japan. Life is so complicated.
Peter Tanaka (photo: Andrew Lazurin)
LOOK: You, Mr. Tanaka, after a month going to Japan. But why still so long – more than seven decades – delayed trip?
Peter Tanaka: my pension does not go far.
OPINION: Well, it’s now. And earlier when worked? Do not want to meet relatives?
P. T.: So I train there’s no one left. Mom died when I was four years old. The father also died. And the stepmother.
OPINION: AND the sister? It is because, if I’m not mistaken, alive?
P. T.: Live, I mean she did not know. She never even answered the letter she sent to the Consulate General of Japan. Apparently can’t forgive. I was tasini – volunteer-suicide, but surrendered instead to make a harakiri. Code kamikaze – heard, you know?
OPINION: of Course. Even wrote, when he went to you: “Death down easier, you won’t even feel, so afraid to die not worth it. Everything happens instantly, and your soul will gain eternity, and the name of respect in society.”
P. T.: Well… I didn’t cut his belly, then became a traitor. And according to our custom, the entire family of a traitor is covered with shame.
In General, I was in Japan no one is waiting. Is that Sakura? She’s already 72 spring bloomed without me. Maybe remember his Akio, what do you think?
OPINION: Remember, no doubt. But please explain what made you join the suicide squad?
P. T.: In 1943, when I graduated from grade eight school, the war was in full swing, and our government encouraged the youth to volunteer to go to the front. I went.
I wrote – I do not remember really which part. In General, the Kwantung army.
LOOK: You already know how to shoot? Or first, volunteers were sent to some school of the young fighter?
P. T.: there was Nothing there. A week later put on a train and sent to Manchuria. There was then more than a million Japanese soldiers. And shoot we were taught in school and from a carbine, and a machine gun, and machine gun.
OPINION: My first day at the front, remember?
P. T.: of course! Dug cell, mounted machine guns. The Chinese are attacking us, shoot, we, they. We and they died by thousands…
You see, I have marks on both hands? This is me a Chinese machine gunner was hit.
OPINION: IN the hospital for how long?
P. T.: not lying. The doctor put me wounds, bandaged, and two days later I took the bandages off and fight again. Hurt, of course, but for me it was awarded a medal.
VIEW: AND was given the rank of Sergeant?
P. T.: No. Sergeant – of guns – I became later, when captured Chinese big boss, the General.
How did you do it?
P. T.: Yes, sorry?.. Went in the night, five of us. Crawling, quietly, quietly. One of our time threw the knife and to the death. I opened the tent, you see, the General is sleeping, covered with a carpet. And under the pillow – a pistol.
I gun from under the pillow pulled out, the General in the bedsheet wrapped and dragged.
OPINION: wait, Wait, Mr. Tanaka! General that did not scream and did not resist?
P. T.: well, he was drugged. The Chinese half of the troops were addicted. And indeed they fought badly. Get high on their drugs and sleeping under bushes. What is soldiers?
In General, for this assignment I was handed the gold medal, was awarded the rank of Sergeant, and I became the commander. In my submission there were 27 people.
How you on the front fed?
P. T.: Food was scarce. Cook cooked porridge and soup in a large bonfire, and when I couldn’t cook, we were given dry rations.
OPINION: WITH the outfit, too, all right?
P. T.: this is different. Part of the staff had complete sets of forms and replenish the not enough shoes, the soldiers wove some sandals made of straw.
Akio Tanaka (photo: from personal archive)
OPINION: where you were washed, brought himself up?
P. T.: What is wash?! In war there is no time and no place to wash. It was really hard – the heat was terrible, all suffered. Went on stage to the swamp or to the pool, there wash. Without soap, of course, it was not at all. Sand will get chafed – here’s the whole hygiene.
Lookbut with the information, hope all was OK? Did you know that he was taken to Berlin that ended the war in Germany?
P. T.: we All knew.
OPINION: the Artists came to you?
P. T.: There Were. Remember, the ensemble – thirty boys and girls. Just lull was, we all were sitting in their trenches, and they are on the hill they danced, sang songs. No Russian, of course, our Japanese.
OPINION: it is Clear that not Russian, you’re Russian then fought. How, by the way, you Soviet soldiers? Better than the Chinese?
P. T.: what can I say… of Course. But we fought well. The Russian had large tanks, they sat four or five people, and in our only three. However, we were a good shot.
OPINION: a Strong enemy is not a shame to lose.
P. T.: What do you say… It’s not that we lost our generals signed the surrender. And we fought well, were not afraid of death.
How were you treated when you were captured?
P. T.: In Khabarovsk? Treated well, not beaten, fed on time, the salted fish was often given, pink.
With the Germans, of course, was treated worse. I felt sorry for them, I often gave their rations – rice porridge. In a paper wrapped package and wore.
OPINION: When the Japanese prisoners began to send home, many have left. Why did you stay?
P. T.: has Left ordinary. And we, the commanders were confident that the home us for treason or hanged, or shot. In Japan, the law is strict.
VIEW: You, back in the 55th, would get court-martialed, right?
P. T.: Exactly.
OPINION: now go – you are not threatened? Statute of limitations has passed?
P. T.: Well, I think that so old a military Tribunal is unlikely to be interested.
OPINION: Here’s an old you are not exactly similar!
P. T.: cripes, has it really look young? Oh, sorry, life flew by quickly.
LOOK: I Regret that I had most of it to hold not at home, or steel in Russia entirely his own?
P. T.: His in Russia, to be honest, I did not become. And about the homeland – well… it is, of course, want to see how there live today. And you really think that my Sakura is still waiting for me?
The author and editorial team return thanks for the assistance in organizing this interview Andrew Lazurina, President of the international military historical Association FRONT LINE.