Public lecture video by Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS). This lecture was held on October 5, 2017. The speakers were Henry Chamberlain, Doris Pruitt, Shirley Steele, John Whitehurst, Joe Brown, Mary Blaine, and Caroline Burkhart.
A former American prisoner of war (POW) and six family members visit 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.