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Okinawan Studies: Peace Learning

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  • The Peace Learning Archive in Okinawa / 沖縄平和学習アーカイブ  (ENG and JPN versions)


    • The Peace Learning Archive in OKINAWA lets its users to read 102 testimonials by survivors of the Battle of Okinawa, and to view 182 photographs and archived maps. Several digital archives are multi-layered on the Google Earth map to facilitate multilateral and comprehensive understanding of the Battle.
    • 「沖縄平和学習アーカイブ」では,沖縄戦争体験者の証言102人と,182点の沖縄戦写真並びに資料地図を閲覧することができます。 複数のデジタルアーカイブをGoogle Earth上の地図にデジタル重層し,沖縄戦に関する多面的で総合的な理解が出来ます
    • It is provided by the Peace and Gender Equality Promotion Division, Department of Environmental and Community Affairs, Okinawa Prefectural Government.

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Peace Memorial Museums in Okinawa

  • Himeyuri Peace Museum / ひめゆり平和記念資料館  (ENG and JPN versions)
    During the battle of Okinawa, two girls' schools, 222 students and 18 teachers were mobilized to the Okinawa Army Field Hospital in Haebaru Town.  As a result, 136 of them lost their lives.  After the war, the group of students and teachers who were mobilized from the two girls' schools came to be called the "Himeyuri Student Corps."  On June 23, 1983, the Himeyuri Peace Museum was established by the Himeyuri alumnae.

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