Chiran is in prefecture, part of in . Tome Torihama and the Tomiya Shokudou During the final period of the war when Japan was sending hundred of young pilots to their deaths on kamikaze missions, Tome Torihama ran a military eatery where many of the boys took their last meals.

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The airbase at Chiran, Minamikyūshū, on the Satsuma Peninsula of Kagoshima, Japan, served as the departure point for hundreds of Special Attack or kamikaze sorties launched in the final months of World War II. is situated 1½ km southwest of Chiran. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.


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