Japanese film to show nostalgia for 'bravery' of kamikaze pilots

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Japan's kamikaze pilots are to be honoured in a new film praising their bravery, sacrifice and "beautiful lives" in the Second World War.

The release in May of I Go To Die For You confirms a growing nostalgia in Japan about its wartime generation, even among the majority who accept the cause was wrong.

The film tells the story of the young men based at Chiran air base in southwest Japan, where they trained for the suicide missions they hoped would spare their country from invasion.

The screenplay [is] by the 74-year-old outspoken politician [and governor of Tokyo], Shintaro Ishihara...

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