We asked you to think of something appropriately witty for this image from our feature on the rise of Japanese Militarism, published in the June issue of Military History Matters. We are delighted to announce the winners.

WINNER

‘They stole our rice wine. Get it back for God’s ‘sake.’’ — Les Quilter

RUNNERS-UP

Strenuous efforts were made to keep country bumpkins out of Tokyo’s new gentleman’s club. — Stephen Coney

No sleep was had on either side during the Great Pajama Siege of 1605 . — Christopher Warner



8 Comments

  1. Christopher Warner
    May 9, 2019 @ 5:36 pm

    No sleep was had on either side during the Great Pajama Siege of 1605.

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  2. Leon G. TONG
    May 12, 2019 @ 9:51 am

    Attack! Attack! But remember must not get scratches on your Katanas! Gaijin Collectors will pay a fortune for mint specimens in the future!

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  3. Les Quilter
    May 16, 2019 @ 3:17 pm

    They stole our rice wine. Get it back for God’s ‘sake.’

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  4. Les Quilter
    June 6, 2019 @ 11:11 pm

    Brrr! There’s a nip in the air!

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  5. Steven Ward
    June 13, 2019 @ 10:02 pm

    Some awry Samurai.

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  6. Stephen Coney
    June 15, 2019 @ 8:58 am

    Strenuous efforts were made to keep country bumpkins out of Tokyo’s new gentleman’s club.

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  7. Jack Cornell
    June 24, 2019 @ 9:35 am

    The reaction to the final episode of Game of Thrones.

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  8. JACQUELINE ILIFFE
    July 29, 2019 @ 5:04 pm

    Japan’s own Grand national got off to a bad start.

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