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By Makoto Oda,Donald Keene

Set on an island within the South Pacific throughout the ultimate days of global conflict II, while the tide has grew to become opposed to Japan and the struggle has unmistakably turn into considered one of attrition, The Breaking Jewel deals a unprecedented depiction of the Pacific warfare from the japanese part and captures the essence of Japan's doomed imperial goals. the unconventional opens as a small strength of eastern infantrymen prepares to shield a tiny and finally insignificant island from a full-scale attack by means of American forces. Its tale facilities on squad chief Nakamura, who resists the american citizens to the top, as he and his comrades grapple with the belief of gyokusai, (translated as "the breaking jewel" or the "pulverization of the gem"), the patriotic act of mass suicide in protection of the homeland.

Well recognized for his antiestablishment and antiwar sentiments, Makuto Oda steadily and subtly develops a robust critique of the battle and the racialist imperial goals that proved Japan's undoing.

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