A war minister is able to force the adoption of any measure desired by the Camp or to block any measure that meets his disapproval.
If we have a thousand bamboo spears, there's nothing to worry about a war with the Soviet Union.
What sort of government is it that permits so many children to go to school hungry, without even a morsel of food in their stomachs? It cannot be! It must not be!
The spirit of the Japanese nation is, by its nature, a thing that must be propagated over the seven seas and extended over the five continents. Anything that may hinder its progress must be abolished, even by force.
It is now time for our nation to frustrate the wild dreams of the whites.
The foundations of our Empire are now based more firmly than ever! The birth of a Crown Prince shows that the prosperity of the Imperial Household is increasing many times.
Setbacks there and at home will only increase our strength...
In order to have enough of the raw materials...which will be lacking in wartime, we should plan to acquire and use foreign resources existing in our expected sphere of influence, such as Sakhalim, China, and the Southern Pacific.
Let the League of Nations say whatever it pleases, let America offer whatever interference, let China decry Japan's action at the top of her voice, but Japan must adhere to her course unswervingly.
Now the opportunity to destroy the USSR has arrived.
According to our belief, Japan was founded by the Sun Goddess Amaterasu Omikami, who is revered by the entire nation for her all-pervading virtue, and from whom our Imperial House is descended.
We have no hesitation in declaring that we are a military nation- in the cause of Kodo and the highest morality.
I ask you to remember that the Japanese troops are a strictly disciplined force and perform their duties with as little harmfulness as possible.
The sword is our steel Bible!