|English title||Patriotic March|
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. There were 57,578 entries for lyrics that were received, and Morikawa's entry was selected as the winner. For the music, 9,555 entries to accompany the lyrics were then received, and Setoguchi was declared the winner. Setoguchi was already a noted composer who had written the Gunkan kōshinkyoku, the official march of the Imperial Navy.
In popular cultureEdit
This song is used in the 1972 Malaysian film Laksamana Do Re Mi, but with different lyrics.
|Japanese script||Latin script||Literal English translation||Poetic English translation|
Miyo Toukai no koumei kete
Look at the bright eastern sky,
Lo! above the eastern sea clearly dawns the sky;
- "愛國行進曲". 西洋軍歌蒐集館. Retrieved 29 July 2017. (in Japanese)
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- Galliano, Luciana (19 November 2002). Yogaku: Japanese Music in the 20th Century. Scarecrow Press. p. 117. ISBN 9781461674559.
- Craig, Timothy J.; King, Richard (1 October 2010). Global Goes Local: Popular Culture in Asia. UBC Press. p. 234. ISBN 9780774859790.