The original 1942 version of this popular Japanese song by movie star and singer Junko Mihara (1920-1959) apparently* included references to the war and the State Shintō Religion. Re-recorded in 1947, it excluded these references.

*Unfortunately, not speaking Japanese, I must say “apparently.” Also there is some conflicting opinion regarding whether the title of the song refers to “to the South” or “from the South.” Comments by Japanese speakers would be most welcome.