Satoko Kitahara grew up with ancient Japanese religious and cultural traditions. She could trace her ancestry back one thousand years to Bushido Warrior and Shinto Priesthood, and just like her peers, she respected the ancestral past. She cherished her Nation's historic warriors who had stood firmly against corruption and injustice.
Like most Japanese at the outbreak of WWII, Satoko believed the Nation’s military forces were honourable and acted with integrity. Thus she understandably wanted to fight for her country.
So when the nation came under attack she went to work in the Nakajima Aeroplane factory.
However, in the unhealthy work environment where many had contracted tuberculosis, Satoko too became ill and died at the early age of 28, but not before she had a profound impact on the life of her nation. This is her story.