Talk:Kamikaze

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Quotation of Sasaki Hachiro[edit]

I think the German part of the Quotation is not perfectly correct. Instead of "Zwei Seelen wohnen auch in mein[em] Herz!!" it should be "Zwei Seelen wohnen ach! in meiner Brust" which is from Goethes probably most famous Drama "Faust".213.168.124.162 (talk) 09:33, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Influence in the years since[edit]

Shouldn't the article emphasize more clearly that kamikazes were a likely inspiration for many mass homicide/suicide/terrorist missions since? And probably all of the ones involving planes, particularly the likely attribution to the September 11, 2001 attacks.Hoops gza (talk) 14:57, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

Only if people can provide reliable, published sources that clearly show such a link. -- saberwyn 21:21, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

kamikaze refers to fatal or non fatal actions?[edit]

"In English, the word kamikaze may also be used in a hyperbolic or metaphorical fashion to refer to non-fatal actions which result in significant loss for the attacker, such as injury or the end of a career."

The above statements says kamikaze refers to non fatal actions. I am confused as i think it should say "fatal actions". — Preceding unsigned comment added by Venkyzealous1 (talkcontribs) 09:37, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Qoutes by Hayashi Ichizo/Ichizo Hayashi[edit]

The last two quotations are from the same person, but the first and last part of the name are swapped between the two. I know nothing about the structure of Japanese names, but shouldn't one variation be chosen and used on both? Ladenzor (talk) 02:41, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Pronunciation in "listen" audio[edit]

The pronunciation in the audio sounds odd to me. It almost sounds like there's a pitch accent on the first syllable, though in reality this word clearly has pitch accent on the second syllable: kamiꜜkaze, at least in my Kanto (eastern, Tokyo area) Japanese. Does anyone know about the source of the audio? Otherwise, I may record a new one. mitcho (talk) 01:43, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Fictional story about German Kamikaze pilots[edit]

In G-8 and His Battle Aces #2 (November 1933) "Purple Aces" (set in WWI) there is a German death cult where pilots deliberately fly without any fear of death and where they deliberately sacrifice themselves and their Fokker planes to destroy important Allied targets.(84.236.152.71 (talk) 17:59, 30 March 2014 (UTC))

My opinion is that this is not sufficiently relevant to be mentioned in the article. It's not culturally of great significance and it almost certainly did not influence the Japanese kamikaze tactics in an yway. --Yaush (talk) 20:26, 30 March 2014 (UTC)