The 3rd-grade elementary school textbooks of the Pacific War were found in Aisai City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. From the contents of the book is known what is taught to elementary students when the Japanese war.
The book found is known to be used in the summer. Some of the contents of the book contained suggestions for visiting war-wounded Japanese soldiers, respecting the fallen soldiers, and recognizing the differences between enemy fighters.
Experts rate, war education is very important teaching from an early age and become part of the daily life of students.
Some time ago, the textbook titled 'Summer Life' is on display at the Saori Community Center. The book consists of 16 pages printed on A5 paper. The content was edited by a team set up specifically in 1943 to draw up the wartime education curriculum, quoted from the Japan Times, Monday, March 19, 2018.
According to the Aichi Prefectural Education Agency report, the team is also responsible for publishing books, magazines, and holding scientific discussions.
In the introductory section of the book, there was an appeal to the parents, containing, "Please teach the children to have a strong mind so we can achieve victory in the Pacific War."
The writing is accompanied by illustrations of drawings and homework for children in the summer.
In addition, there are also messages made by children themselves, among them, "To the soldiers who died to defend the country, thank you." There is also a writer, "Thanks to you soldiers, we can live happily."
There is also a part of the introduction of enemy fighters in order to save themselves when the sound engine sounds from the sky.