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Parent Suganuma Eiji on TOJO
Date 23 February 1948
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 6
Folder General Reports and Memoranda from February 1948
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
awaiting to enter the state of Bodhi-sattva. Looking back into the past, during the Greater East Asia War, (at the time of the fighting with China) I once sent a letter of expostulation) to Tojo when he was the Prime Minister or otherwise the Minister of War. I sent the letter by registered post but I think it was later lost in the fire. In that letter I gave my opinion that we should stop such wretched occurrences as inflicting death and ruin on the innocent people by taking up arms against China which was thought to be inferior to our country in civilization, but instead to appeal to all the believers in Buddhism in our country and by teaching and guiding the East Asia races to help each other, contribute to the world peace. I would like to hear from him as his last words whether he had received a letter to the above effect and what he had thought about it at that time. I entreat you to sympathize with my inmost feelings and arrange matters for me. At that time, I sent letters which I thought appropriate, to the Emperor, and to the other ministers also. There-