Former Prisoners of War (POWs) from the United States Invited to Japan

October 10, 2014

  1. 1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will invite a total of 14 people, consisting of  former American prisoners of war (POWs) , civilian internees and their caregivers, to Japan from October 12 to October 20.
    2. This invitation aims to promote mutual understanding between Japan and the United States through encouraging a reconciliation of minds, by inviting former American POWs and their caregivers including spouses to Japan, who hold particular sentiments toward Japan due to their experiences during World War II.

* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.