Former Prisoners of War (POWs) from the United States Invited to Japan
October 10, 2013
1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will invite a total of 13 people, consisting of American prisoners of war (POWs), widows of POWs, and their caregivers, to Japan from October 13 to 21.
2. During their stay, in addition to a schedule in Tokyo including paying a courtesy call on Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida, they are also scheduled to visit Kyoto and other cities.
3. 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.