|English title||Patriotic March|
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At the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Cabinet of Japan sponsored several public competitions for lyrics to "Aikoku Kōshinkyoku" in September 1937. 57,578 entries were received, with Morikawa's lyrics being selected as the winner. 9,555 entries for music to the lyrics were then received, with Setoguchi, the composer of Gunkan kōshinkyoku, being declared the winner.
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