We should not miss the present opportunity or we shall be blamed by posterity.
Quoted in "Enter Japan" - "Time Magazine" article - July 8, 1940
As the rising sun melts thinly frozen ice, so the Japanese Army is overcoming Chinese troops.Shunroku Hata
I will take responsibility for all operations.Shunroku Hata
We are against dependence on a change in the international situation for the solution of the China Incident.Shunroku Hata
I retained no records and I am not a good writer anyhow. So the best approach is for historians like you to extract the facts directly from people like me.Shunroku Hata
Asia, in cooperation with Europe, is about to take simultaneous action towards realization of a New World Order.Shunroku Hata