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ICAS Special Program

Dialogue with Former US Prisoner of War (POW) in Japan and POW Family Members

Thursday, October 5, 2017   18:30 - 20:00

Speakers:
  • Caroline Burkhart (Daughter of Mr. Thomas F. Burkhart, U.S. Army)
  • Mary Blaine (Daughter of Mr. John J. McCorts, U.S. Army)
  • Joe Brown (Son of Mr. Charles D. Brown, U.S. Army)
  • John Whitehurst (Son of Mr. Collin B. Whitehurst Jr., U.S. Army)
  • Shirley Emerson Steele (Widow of Mr. Charles Steele, U.S. Army)
  • Henry Chamberlain (U.S. Air Force)
  • Doris Jean Pruitt (Widow of Mr. Charles L. Pruitt, U.S. Navy)

We are happy to invite you to a special event with a former American prisoner of war (POW) and six family members. They will be visiting Japan at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of a cultural diplomacy program that started in 2010. The program, entitled “2017 The Japanese/POW Friendship Program”, seeks to promote a mutual understanding between the Japanese and American people by inviting former POWs, their family members, and caregivers to Japan as a gesture of reconciliation.

A former POW will share a story about his experience as prisoner in Japan during the War. Family members of other POWs will also be present to share the stories of their fathers and husbands.

It has been an honor for ICAS to host the American POWs and their families for seven consecutive years.

Date & Time:
Thursday, October 5, 2017   18:30 - 20:00 (Doors open at 18:00)
Venue:
The Parliament Student Lounge (1F), Azabu Hall
Temple University, Japan Campus
2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Moderator:
Robert Dujarric (ICAS Director)
Registration:
If possible, we ask you to register by E-mail (icas@tuj.temple.edu) , but we always welcome participants even you do not register. / 参加登録はなしでも参加できますので、直接会場へお越しください。

Note: All ICAS events are held in English, open to the public, and admission is free unless otherwise noted.

Speakers:

Caroline Burkhart

Daughter of Mr. Thomas F. Burkhart, U.S. Army

Mary Blaine

Daughter of Mr. John J. McCorts, U.S. Army

Joe Brown

Son of Mr. Charles D. Brown, U.S. Army

John Whitehurst

Son of Mr. Collin B. Whitehurst Jr., U.S. Army

Shirley Emerson Steele

Widow of Mr. Charles Steele, U.S. Army

Henry Chamberlain

U.S. Air Force

Doris Jean Pruitt

Widow of Mr. Charles L. Pruitt, U.S. Navy