反日ワクチン (Hannichi Wakuchin, Vaccine to Anti-Japan) is a blog refuting anti-Japanese views by quoting books of people living in the argued periods. Valuable to see it although it’s not updated from the last entry on 29 Jul. 2008, with announcing that it stopped in the summer. It’s a blog but its content can be a stable website since it’s not basically a diary. I’ve alreday known it for a long time but I didn’t link it to my links page for a long time. Now I added.
The last entries are quotes of F機関—インド独立に賭けた大本営参謀の記録 (F Kikan-Indo Dokuritsu ni Kaketa Daihon’ei Sambou no Kiroku , “F Kikan – The Record of a Staff of Imperial Genearl Headquarters, Mortgaging for Indian Independence”, maybe, the English version is this link.) by Lt.-Gen. Iwaichi Fujiwara, lieutenant general of Japan Ground Self Defence Force and former lieutenant colonel of Imperial Japanese Army. He turned around the world in WW II as the learder of F Kikan. His organ persuaded Indian soldiers of British Indian Army to support Japan and Indian independence, as Indian National Army. Those operations feared Britain so much that its Director of Criminal Investigation of Malaya or so on said “Your operations are really glorious success.” or so on to Fujirawa, himself after the war. (I haven’t read the English source directly. So I cannot tell the exact phrase.) Although we got defeated both at the Imphal Campaign and at the war itself, Britain lost British Indian Army after the war. Indian National Congress (Mahatoma Gandhi’s ruling party of India after the independence.) supported INA soldiers after the war, with saying that Indian people have right of resistance against the Empress of India (= Queen of Britain). Indian people resisted for INA soldiers. And two years after the war, India got independence.
In Japan, some say that we didn’t fight against India because we always recognize that British Indian Army is army of Britain. Technically, it would be wrong that we didn’t fight against India but it’s natural to feel that. In addition, we, Japanese conservatives know Indian National Army. Nobody hide that India can be called a player of UN but that fact doesn’t appear much. You can say that India fought for United Nations but also that Indians were the biggest ally of Japan