In a broadcast on October 14, 1944, various Japanese commentators quoted Naval Captain Kurihara's statement that Japanese forces inflicted tremendous damage upon the great American Fleet which pounded Formosa, but that nevertheless America would probably again bomb Japan.
Knowing that Japanese falsehoods about American losses would not affect the actual situation, Captain Kurihara sought deliberately to offer an excuse for future powerful American air raids against Japan.
These planes are from American carriers your leaders told you were sunk off Taiwan. Now our bombs tell you that not one carrier was sunk off Taiwan during October.
YOUR LEADERS ARE LIARS!
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