And the strategy seems to have worked. It was only towards the end of , soon after Kinase-san joined, that the military situation began to get desperate for Japan, and their part-civilian status came to an end.

With his wartime past, Kinase-san took a natural interest in places and things in New Zealand related to the life-changing events of his youth. Having been students, and with the reverence the Japanese have for learning, they were permitted to divide their time between study i. This became a pioneering work of the wartime reminiscence genre and further extended his fame to the point of receiving the American invitation.

Translation of kamikaze for Spanish Speakers Britannica. It became, however, not just any old bomber but, reflecting the desperation of Japan's position, a suicide bomber.