This is a very rare book on the topic of kamikazes during WWII from a first person's perspective. The simple reason for its rareness being most kamikazes perished in their suicide missions.
Upon reading this book, I discovered a certain similarity with Saint-Exupery's Flight to Arras. The writer, being more interested in literature than his counterparts, spends a lot of time pondering about the ever deteriorating war situation and the impending likelihood of him being sent on one of those "last throw of the dice" missions.
He strongly holds the view that all participants of these missions participate on a purely voluntary basis. No strong arm tactics on the part of the Japanese Imperial Army. As such, he continually fights an inner battle on the decision to volunteer and meet a certain death, or to remain alive and pursue his dreams of further study.
He ultimately decides for the former out of love for his homeland and family. The book builds up to a climax as the reader begins wondering how he survived the suicide mission to write this moving book...