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The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Book 1 Chapter 12: Lieutenant Mamiya's Long Story: Part I (Pgs. 135-150) Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Lieutenant Mamiya was assigned to the Kwantung Army General Staff in Hsin-ching. Then in 1938, he was unexpectedly made part of an armed guard which was to escort a civilian named Yamamoto to the Hulunbuir Steppe, not far from the border of Outer Mongolia. The mysterious civilian Yamamoto is the man in charge. He tells the lieutenant that they are in possession of a document which must be delivered to headquarters; this is their first priority. Furthermore, Yamamoto says, if anything untoward should happen, if they should be attacked or captured, Mamiya must kill Yamamoto. Honda tells Mamiya that Mamiya will not die in the war but in Japan.

Analysis

The lieutenant tells his story to Toru. Something about the old man's story is riveting. This is the first installment of Toru's Japanese history lesson. Mamiya's anecdotes become the spark...

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