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2020-09-23
"Returning relics to heal scars of war" They say time heals all wounds, but sometimes the healing can take decades. Seventy-five years after the end of World War Two, some people are still working to ...
2020-09-04
Episode 16- September 1 Erica Karmeisool: Generational trauma, passed down through a veteran family, is exposed when a granddaughter returns her grandfather’s war trophy. https://www.youtube.com/watch...
2020-09-03
Returning Relics to Heal Wounds of War: NHK WORLD- JAPAN News World War II may have ended 75 years ago but many of the emotional wounds remain. NHK World's Yotsumoto Jun reports on a project that aims...
2020-09-02
Daily Astorian: Peace comes from within the heart When British Veteran, Charles Gower Neville contacted OBON SOCIETY, he was 99 years old! We spoke with him directly and he was very happy of this succ...
2020-08-31
Daily Californian- OBON SOCIETY: The radical act of empathy https://www.dailycal.org/2020/08/28/the-obon-society-empathy/
2020-08-29
OBON SOCIETY had an interview and featured the radio and online versions of NPR news. Here is a link to the story: https://www.nwnewsnetwork.org/post/tidying-past-pandemic-house-cleanings-produce-offe...
2020-08-28
Episode 14- August 25 Michele Simons: A WWII veteran's daughter explains the need to show respect to all families who send their sons off to war. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmYKBQwkzcY Episode 15...
2020-08-21
Episode 12- August 18 Mary Kaeding: Local newspapers extolled the bravery of one veteran’s battlefield actions, however, his niece decides the war trophy should return to the family in Japan. https://...
2020-08-21
昭和42年にビルマ(現ミャンマー)にて戦没された「荻野正雄 命」日章旗について8月15日に同紙朝刊にて「荻野正雄様の日章旗が(出身地岡山県倉敷市に)返還されたものの、受け取る遺族が不明」と報じたところ、遺族を名乗る方から申し出の連絡があり、19日に無事兵士の妹に引き渡された事が報じられました。あらためて兵士の魂が故郷へ家族の元に帰りたいと願う気持ちが事態を動かせたのだと感動致しました。岡山県の山陽...
2020-08-18
米国インディアナ州在住米国人のクリスティーンさんがOBONソサエティに返還依頼をされた内田曻市様の日章旗は、愛知県在住の内田道子様(姪)のお手元に無事返還されました。 下記リンク先は、8月19日付 東愛知新聞で掲載された関連記事です。http://www.higashiaichi.co.jp/news/detail/6730? 下記リンク先は、メーテレニュースで報道された関連動画です。 https...