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Vice Admiral Takajiro Ohnishi could see that Japan's defeat in WWII was inevitable. He came to realize that the only way to force a negotiated solution was to convince the Americans that invading Japan would cause massive casualties on both sides. The cold logic of suicide attacks, where one man and one plane could kill hundreds, seemed the only solution. In one of the cruel ironies of fate, Ohnishi actually succeeded; he convinced the Americans that invading Japan would be too costly in lives. But what he could not foresee was that America had another way of ending the war.

  1. Kôsaku Yamashita


  2. Tatsuo Nogami


  3. Kazuo Kasahara


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  1. Koji Tsuruta

    Koji Tsuruta

    Admiral Takijiro Onishi

  2. Noboru Andô

    Noboru Andô

  3. Shinjirô Ehara

    Shinjirô Ehara

  4. Tatsuo Endô

    Tatsuo Endô

  5. Kensaku Hara

    Kensaku Hara

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Father of the Kamikaze


Original Title あゝ決戦航空隊

Status Released

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  • September 14, 1974


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 3h 19m

Budget -

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