Hello, everyone. Takahashi-sensei reporting.
Today is the 100th anniversary of the end of the War that should have been the one to end all wars. Unfortunately, despite the Allied Forces’ best efforts to prevent another one through the Versailles Treaty of 1919, the world would not be at peace for long. Meanwhile, Hitler managed to overthrow the German government to form the Nazi Party, and Emperor Hirohito wanted to ensure that Japan and then-occupied Korea would be free of any western influence, thanks to their affinity for invasion of other neighbouring countries. Because of these, including other attrocities soon followed, the start of the Second World War became imminent by 1939.
If only we had known sooner.
I have created a piece dedicated to the soldiers who died in the battle of Vimy Ridge, France. It was a battle that was won by Canada, and has remained property of the Canadian government ever since.
One day, this Earth will be rid of any meaningless conflict.
-Akira Takahashi, November 11th, 2018