|2011-07-23||Study Meeting (Tokyo)
Mr. Harumi Sakaguchi gave a lecture on the Japanese War Cemetery in Bomana? and the records on the deceased Allied POWs at the Reizan Kannon in Kyoto.
|2011-05-24||Publishing Ceremony (Tokyo)
POWRNJ members held a publishing ceremony in honor of the publication of "Gadarukanaru Nihon-hei, Fezah-sutohn Shuuyo-jo Jiken wo ou" (English title: "The Featherstone Chronicles A Legacy of War" by Mike Nicolidi) with the attendance of the author and the translator.
|2011-05-20||Mr. Mathew Howie, son of an ex-Australian POW Herbert James Howie came to Japan and visited, with assistance of the Ohama City Hall and POWRNJ members, the site of Ohama POW Camp where his father had been held during the war.|
|2011-05-15||Study Meeting (Tokyo)
Mr. Sadao Ohba gave a lecture on "My wartime experiences during the Japanese occupation and as being a JSP (Japanese Surrendered Person) in Java."
|2011-04-23||Study Meeting (Tokyo)
Mr. Masanori Suzuki gave a lecture on his translation book "Shasatsu sareta Gadarukanaru Nihon-hei, Fezah-sutohn Shuuyo-jo Jiken wo ou" (English title: "The Featherstone Chronicles A Legacy of War" by Mike Nicolidi)
|2011-04||Mr. Tokio Tobita, a POWRNJ honorary member, published a book entitled "C-kyu Sempan ga sukecchi shita Sugamo Purizon - The Sugamo Prison sketched by Class C War Criminals" through Soshi-sha|
|2011-02-28/03-12||Dr. Marian May, daughter of the late Rev. John May, who was an ex-Australian POW, visited the campsite in Zentsuji accompanied by POWRNJ members, where her father had been detained during the war. She also took part in the journey with the above mentioned Australian POWs at the invitation of the Japanese Government. She spent several hours with POWRNJ members and exchanged views on various subjects.|
|2011-03-02/09||The Japanese Government invited 5 ex-Australian POWs and the same number of their attendants (a total of 10) and 3 additional family members to Japan.
The Foreign Minister Maehara met and officially apologized them as the Japanese Government.
Thereafter, they visited the campsites where they had been detained in Sakata, Yokohama-Tsurumi, Niigata, Osaka, Sagano-seki, etc. during the war. They also visited the Ryozen Kannon in Kyoto, Nara Catholic Church, and Common wealth War Cemetery in Yokohama. On March 6, they attended a testimony meeting in Kyoto, and on March 8, an interchange meeting with the Japanese citizens in Tokyo.
|2011-02-26||International Symposium (Tokyo)
POWRNJ members held an International Symposium on the actual conditions of the Dutch POWs and the Japanese Army's POW policies as viewed from Meimei-Hyo (POW's individual cards). Kaori Maekawa, Taeko Sasamoto, Naoshi Tezuka, Miyo Sakuma, Kan Sugahara, Yuji Miwa, David Moreton, and Aiko Utsumi reported his/her allotted subject(s) (titles omitted).
|2011-02||Mr. Masanori Suzuki, a POWRNJ member, published the Japanese translation of a book entitled "Shasatsu sareta Gadarukanaru Nihon-hei, Fezah-sutohn Shuuyo-jo Jiken wo ou." (English title: "The Featherstone Chronicles A Legacy of War" by Mike Nicolidi)|
|2011-01-15||Study Meeting (Tokyo) POWRNJ members viewed a video tape entitled "Hell in the Pacific" produced by the British Channel 4. Ms. Fuyuko Nishisato gave a commentary on the tape.|
|2011-01-06||Ms.Fiona Simpson and her sister Helen came to Japan from Australia, and visited the sites of the Metropolitan Police Department's Internment Camp (present Denen- chobu Futaba-gakuen) and Saitama Internment Camp (present St. Francisco Monastery in Urawa-City), where their relative Alexander Catto had been held during the war. Several POWRNJ members accompanied them.|