Skip to content

Instantly share code, notes, and snippets.

Embed
What would you like to do?
玉音放送(大東亜戦争終結に関する詔書)全文

玉音放送(大東亜戦争終結に関する詔書)全文

Imperial Rescript on Surrender

朕深ク世界ノ大勢ト帝國ノ現狀トニ鑑ミ非常ノ措置ヲ以テ時局ヲ收拾セムト欲シ玆ニ忠良ナル爾臣民ニ吿ク

私は、世界の情勢と日本の現状を深く考え、緊急の方法でこの事態を収拾しようとし、忠実なるあなた方臣民に告げる。

After pondering deeply the general trends of the world and the actual conditions obtaining in Our Empire today, We have decided to effect a settlement of the present situation by resorting to an extraordinary measure.

朕ハ帝國政府ヲシテ米英支蘇四國ニ對シ其ノ共同宣言ヲ受諾スル旨通吿セシメタリ

私は政府に対し、「アメリカ、イギリス、中国、ソ連の4カ国に、共同宣言(ポツダム宣言)を受け入れる旨を伝えよ」と指示した。

We have ordered Our Government to communicate to the Governments of the United States, Great Britain, China and the Soviet Union that Our Empire accepts the provisions of their Joint Declaration.

抑々帝國臣民ノ康寧ヲ圖リ萬邦共榮ノ樂ヲ偕ニスルハ皇祖皇宗ノ遺範ニシテ朕ノ拳々措カサル所曩ニ米英二國ニ宣戰セル所以モ亦實ニ帝國ノ自存ト東亞ノ安定トヲ庻幾スルニ出テ他國ノ主權ヲ排シ領土ヲ侵スカ如キハ固ヨリ朕カ志ニアラス然ルニ交戰已ニ四歲ヲ閱シ朕カ陸海將兵ノ勇戰朕カ百僚有司ノ勵精朕カ一億衆庻ノ奉公各〻最善ヲ盡セルニ拘ラス戰局必スシモ好轉セス世界ノ大勢亦我ニ利アラス加之敵ハ新ニ殘虐ナル爆彈ヲ使用シテ頻ニ無辜ヲ殺傷シ慘害ノ及フ所眞ニ測ルヘカラサルニ至ル而モ尙交戰ヲ繼續セムカ終ニ我カ民族ノ滅亡ヲ招來スルノミナラス延テ人類ノ文明ヲモ破却スヘシ斯ノ如クムハ朕何ヲ以テカ億兆ノ赤子ヲ保シ皇祖皇宗ノ神靈ニ謝セムヤ是レ朕カ帝國政府ヲシテ共同宣言ニ應セシムルニ至レル所以ナリ

そもそも日本臣民が平穏に暮らし、世界が栄え、その喜びを共有することは、歴代天皇の遺した教えで、私も常にその考えを持ち続けてきた。アメリカとイギリスに宣戦布告した理由も、日本の自立と東アジアの安定平和を願うからであり、他国の主権を排して、領土を侵すようなことは、もとより私の意志ではない。だが、戦争はすでに4年も続き、我が陸海軍の将兵は勇敢に戦い、多くの役人たちも職務に励み、一億臣民も努力し、それぞれが最善を尽くしたが、戦局は必ずしも好転せず、世界情勢もまた日本に不利である。それだけでなく、敵は新たに残虐な爆弾を使用して、罪のない人々を殺傷し、その惨害が及ぶ範囲は測り知れない。なおも戦争を続ければ、我が民族の滅亡を招くだけでなく、ひいては人類の文明をも破壊してしまうだろう。そのようなことになれば、私はどうして我が子のような臣民を守り、歴代天皇の霊に謝罪できようか。これが、共同宣言に応じるよう政府に指示した理由だ。

To strive for the common prosperity and happiness of all nations as well as the security and well-being of Our subjects is the solemn obligation which has been handed down by Our Imperial Ancestors, and which We lay close to heart. Indeed, We declared war on America and Britain out of Our sincere desire to secure Japan's self-preservation and the stabilization of East Asia, it being far from Our thought either to infringe upon the sovereignty of other nations or to embark upon territorial aggrandisement. But now the war has lasted for nearly four years. Despite the best that has been done by every one -- the gallant fighting of military and naval forces, the diligence and assiduity of Our servants of the State and the devoted service of Our one hundred million people, the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage, while the general trends of the world have all turned against her interest. Moreover, the enemy has begun to employ a new and most cruel bomb,[2] the power of which to do damage is indeed incalculable, taking the toll of many innocent lives. Should we continue to fight, it would not only result in an ultimate collapse and obliteration of the Japanese nation, but also it would lead to the total extinction of human civilization. Such being the case, how are We to save the millions of Our subjects; or to atone Ourselves before the hallowed spirits of Our Imperial Ancestors? This is the reason why We have ordered the acceptance of the provisions of the Joint Declaration of the Powers.

朕ハ帝國ト共ニ終始東亞ノ解放ニ協力セル諸盟邦ニ對シ遺憾ノ意ヲ表セサルヲ得ス帝國臣民ニシテ戰陣ニ死シ職域ニ殉シ非命ニ斃レタル者及其ノ遺族ニ想ヲ致セハ五內爲ニ裂ク且戰傷ヲ負ヒ災禍ヲ蒙リ家業ヲ失ヒタル者ノ厚生ニ至リテハ朕ノ深ク軫念スル所ナリ惟フニ今後帝國ノ受クヘキ苦難ハ固ヨリ尋常ニアラス爾臣民ノ衷情モ朕善ク之ヲ知ル然レトモ朕ハ時運ノ趨ク所堪ヘ難キヲ堪ヘ忍ヒ難キヲ忍ヒ以テ萬世ノ爲ニ太平ヲ開カムト欲ス

私は、アジアの解放のため日本に協力した友好諸国に対し、遺憾の意を表明せざるをえない。日本臣民も、戦死したり、職場で殉職したり、不幸な運命で命を落とした人、またその遺族のことを考えると、悲しみで身も心も引き裂かれる思いだ。また、戦争で傷を負い、戦禍を被り、家や仕事を失った者の生活も、とても心を痛めている。これから日本はとてつもない苦難を受けるだろう。臣民みなの気持ちも、私はよくわかっている。けれども私は、時の運命に導かれるまま、耐え難いことにも耐え、我慢ならないことも我慢して、未来のために平和を実現するため、道を開いていきたい。

We cannot but express the deepest sense of regret to Our Allied nations of East Asia, who have consistently cooperated with the Empire towards the emancipation of East Asia. The thought of those officers and men as well as others who have fallen in the fields of battle, those who died at their posts of duty, or those who met with untimely death and all their bereaved families, pains Our heart night and day. The welfare of the wounded and the war-sufferers, and of those who have lost their home and livelihood, are the objects of Our profound solicitude. The hardships and sufferings to which Our nation is to be subjected hereafter will be certainly great. We are keenly aware of the inmost feelings of all ye, Our subjects. However, it is according to the dictate of time and fate that We have resolved to pave the way for grand peace for all the generations to come by enduring the unendurable and suffering what is insufferable.

朕ハ玆ニ國體ヲ護持シ得テ忠良ナル爾臣民ノ赤誠ニ信倚シ常ニ爾臣民ト共ニ在リ若シ夫レ情ノ激スル所濫ニ事端ヲ滋クシ或ハ同胞排擠互ニ時局ヲ亂リ爲ニ大道ヲ誤リ信義ヲ世界ニ失フカ如キハ朕最モ之ヲ戒ム宜シク擧國一家子孫相傳ヘ確ク神州ノ不滅ヲ信シ任重クシテ道遠キヲ念ヒ總力ヲ將來ノ建設ニ傾ケ道義ヲ篤クシ志操ヲ鞏クシ誓テ國體ノ精華ヲ發揚シ世界ノ進運ニ後レサラムコトヲ期スヘシ爾臣民其レ克ク朕カ意ヲ體セヨ

私はここに国体を護ることができ、忠実な臣民の真心に信じ、常に臣民とともにある。もし、感情のままに争いごとや問題を起こしたり、仲間同士が互いを陥れたり、時局を混乱させたりして、道を誤り、世界の信用を失うようなことになれば、それは私が最も戒めたいことだ。国を挙げて家族のように一致団結し、この国を子孫に受け継ぎ、神国(日本)の不滅を固く信じ、国の再生と繁栄の責任は重く、その道のりは遠いことを心に留め、持てる総ての力を将来の建設に傾け、道義心を大切にし、志を固く守り、国の真価を発揮し、世界の流れから遅れないよう努力しなければならない。あなた方臣民は、これが私の意志だとよく理解して行動してほしい。

Having been able to safeguard and maintain the structure of the Imperial State, We are always with ye, Our good and loyal subjects, relying upon your sincerity and integrity. Beware most strictly of any outbursts of emotion which may endanger needless complications, or any fraternal contention and strife which may create confusion, lead ye astray and cause ye to lose the confidence of the world. Let the entire nation continue as one family from generation to generation, ever firm in its faith of the imperishableness of its divine land and mindful of its heavy burden of responsibilities, and the long road before it. Unite your total strength to be devoted to the construction for the future. Cultivate the ways of rectitudes; foster nobility of spirit; and work with resolution so as ye may enhance the innate glory of the Imperial State and keep place which the progress of the world.

御名御璽 (ぎょめいぎょじ)

天皇陛下署名及び天皇の印

Emperor’s signature and seal

昭和二十年八月十四日

14th August 1945


VOICE:

SOURCE:

LINK:

Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment