Mineo Osumi on board an NYK steamship
Caption on reverse [translation]: "(Yokohama) April 16, 1936. A former minister, Admiral Osumi, is going to our southern lifeline, the South Seas Islands, to make on-site inspections. Adjutant Admiral Takao will go with Osumi as far as the Islands. Nippon Yusen steamship Yamashiro Maru sailed for the Islands from the Yokohama wharf at 10 p.m. on the 16th. Hayashi, Chief of [?] of the South Seas, and Otani, a representative of the NYK president, saw off people aboard the Yamashiro Maru. Admiral Osumi talks: 'I have never been to the South Seas. I am just like a first year pupil. I had been busy because of my job, but I hoped to go to the Islands. Now I suddenly have a chance to go because my job at present is easy compared to the job I had before. I have a chance to see what I have studied here. I will conduct a general inspection of islands such as Saipan and Palau. I will be back here on May 12th or 13th.'"
- Osumi, Mineo
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