In Japanese it is where we can establish that the etymological origin of the term kamikaze that now occupies us is found. Specifically, we can establish that it was formed from the sum of two lexical components of that language:
-The noun “kami”, which can be translated as “God”.
-The word “kaze”, which is synonymous with “wind” or “breath”.
That original word can be literally translated as “Divine wind”, according to what is indicated by the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE).
The notion arose in the Second World War. To the Japanese pilots who planes loaded with explosives crashed against different targets, committing suicide with the attack, they were called kamikazes. This is also how the planes that these suicide pilots were flying were called.
It is interesting to note that, in Japan, this denomination was not used. This use of the idea of kamikaze was coined by the Americans.
The kamikazes were part of a special unit of the Imperial Navy from Japan. They usually threw themselves at boats of the Allies that were advancing through the Pacific Ocean bound for Japanese territory.
With the surrender Japanese at the end of the Second World War, the special unit of the kamikazes was disbanded. The last such attack took place on August 15, 1945.
Although it is considered that the origin of the term is in the Second World War, we have to establish that there are other theories that expose that, in reality, that is in the thirteenth century. Specifically, they indicate that in the year 1274 when Kublai Khan and the Mongols sent a naval fleet to invade Japan, they ran into the fact that the Japanese prayed to the gods for their salvation and a typhoon occurred that devastated the aforementioned fleet. Thus, they decided to call the typhoon “wind of God.”
And that same circumstance occurred a few years later, in 1281, when Kan again tried to invade Japan. He could not do it because another new typhoon made an appearance.
Nowadays, any suicide bomber is known as kamikaze, regardless of their nationality. Above all, it is named in this way terrorists: who perpetrated the attacks on September 11, 2001 on USA, for example, they are referred to as kamikazes.
He who performs a reckless act, putting your life, it is also usually named as kamikaze: “Look at that kamikaze! He is riding his motorcycle with a blindfold ”, “You have to be kamikaze to try to climb the mountain without ropes”, “In the middle of the ride, a kamikaze jumped out of the boat to swim with the sharks”.
In the same way, we have to point out that “Kamikaze” is one of the best-known songs of the Spanish group Amaral, made up of Eva Amaral and Juan Aguirre. It was the single that led the album entitled “Black Cat, Red Dragon”, which was released in 2008 and consists of a total of nineteen songs.