Japanese Leaflet




Declaration to the Japanese People

Do you wish to save the lives of your parents, brothers and friends? If you wish to save them, read this pamphlet carefully. Within a few days, the military compounds in four or five of the cities marked on the back of this pamphlet will be bombed by the American Air Force.  Within these cities there are military facilities and factories which produce armaments - the things the military is using to prolong this war.  The American Air Force will destroy all of them. Bombs have no eyes. As you might know humanitarian Americans do not wish to hurt innocent people. So please evacuate from the cities marked on the back of this pamphlet. You are not the enemy of America. Only the ones who are in the military and got you into the war are the enemy. The peace America desires is to save you from being under the pressure of the Japanese military. We would 1ike to release you from this pressure. Then you can rebuild a wonderful new Japan. How would you 1ike to have a new leader who will discard war and establish peace? There may be cities other than those 1isted on this pamphlet that will be bombed. However, at least four of these cities will be bombed for sure. We are warning you, so please evacuate these cities.

Translated by Maki Evans, fellow member of Grace Bible Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan, around 1994 upon request.
This is a sample of a flyer dropped over Japan, found in a letter to home from Louis J. Schneider who was stationed in Saipan in 1944 and 45.