FAQ 25

Answer:

As you said in this blog before, I’ve been thinking lately that I have to live out my life no matter what. A feudal lord who performed hara-kiri to save his men, Japanese soldiers who volunteered for military service and died in the World War Ⅱ to save their fellow countrymen, a person who was killed in an railroad accident to save other passengers as in the novel “Shiokaritoge”(塩狩峠)written by Ayako Miura —did they commit suicide? I think it’s tragic to die for the purpose of saving other people’s lives, but is it right thing in terms of an inner god?

  • no matter what 何があろうとも
  • feudal lord 殿様
  • soldier 兵士
  • volunteer 志願する
  • passenger 乗客
  • commit suicide 自殺する
  • tragic 悲劇的な
  • for the purpose of ~ing 〜する目的 で
  • inner god 内在神

Answer:

I think it’s not suicide as long as they tried their best to save their own life as well. It can be thought that one inner god saved many other ones.

  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • try one’s best 最善を尽くす
  • as well もまた