61 years ago this week - Never Forget
What Was Born Out of ChaosIn the midst of chaos,
I reflect on the causes of our defeat.
My heart aches with penitence.
As I ollk up,
The mountains are austere and serene,
Far from the world of chaos.
I hope the future history
Will call the present chaotic world
The Showa Reformation.
I shall dedicate my remaining life,
Giving encouragement, charity, love and respect,
To those who are devoted to the cause of humanity.
We the people, unarmed,
Shall live in deep faith
With penitent heart.
translated by Nobuko Tsukui Professor Chubu University