(21) Shiro Mori, Tokko
towa nanika [What were the suicide attacks?] (Tokyo: Bungeishunju, 2006), pp.
The force in which Shibata served--the Special Attack Unit, or Tokubetsu Kogekitai (Tokko
Tai for short)--was called "Special" because, unlike other military units, it made no distinction between its fighting men and their weapons.
The domestic equivalents of the tokumu kikan in the security agencies such as the Special Higher Police (tokko
), or "thought police," and the military police (kempeitai), which performed functions more akin to the German gestapo and the Soviet NKVD rather than merely serving as a law enforcement branch of the army, were instruments of repression designed to perpetuate military rule at home (Jourdonnais 1963).
Weiterhin kennen die finnischen Dialekte die phonetischen Varianten tukka, tokku, dok-ku, tokko
und auf letztgenannte geht das Diminutiv tokkone(n) zuruck.
When the Imperial military, after agonizing deliberations, decided to call for the last ditch, certain death tactics, they called it the Tokko
Tai, meaning Special-Attack Force.
Noe, Osugi and Osugi's six year-old nephew were murdered by special political police (tokko
) because of their anti-establishment activities.
Nyozekan frequented the Maruyama home during Masao's childhood, and Masao's arrest by the Tokko
(Secret Police) as a teen came as a result of his attendance at a meeting of the Yuibutsuron kenkyukai, the Materialism Study Group chaired by Nyozekan.
keisatsu ni yoru toshokan dan'atsu [Oppression of libraries by the thought police].
Unit 731 was already known to have made preparations to stage ''tokko
'' suicide germ attacks against U.S.
Coming up: Gothic mystery TV series "Le Chevalier d'Eon" about an 18th-century French knight skedded for summer delivery, and action TV series "Tokko
," broadcasting locally from April.