The natural law enjoins us to love devotedly and to defend the country in which we were born, and in which we were brought up, so that every good citizen hesitates not to face death for his native landâ€¦. We are bound, then, to love dearly the country whence we have received the means of engagement this mortal life affords
Above – rare documentary evidence of two giant showa koi – hence the portmanteau, “Koiju” – seen swimming in the Chiraibetsu River, near Sarufutsu-mura in in SÅya Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.
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