Exhibitions that treat history and modern challenges
The 10th International Conference of Museums for Peace
Title: Exhibitions that treat history and modern challenges
Author: Tamotu Asakawa, Chairman, Yamanashi Peace Museum, Japan
Abstract: The Yamanashi Peace Museum, located in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture, opened in May 2007 and celebrated its 13th year this year. In addition to exhibitions related to the Asia-Pacific War, such as Kofu air raids and Kofu regiments, and two permanent exhibitions of Ishibashi Tanzan's life and thought, we have held semi-annual exhibitions. For example, they include:
Approaching a war from the Kofu Regiment (2007). 40 years between Japan-China diplomatic recovery and Ishibashi Tanzan (2012). 70 years after the World WarⅡ, thinking about that War now (2015). Thinking about the constitution of Japan and constitutionalism (2016). 100 years since the Korean Independence Movement that began in March 1,1919, thinking about Japan-Korea relations (2019). 75 years after the World WarⅡ, thinking about post-war treatment” (2020). and so on.
Looking back on history and pursuing the truth of history, we also consider contemporary politics and current affairs, and approach history and contemporary issues. Below, I would like to introduce two recent exhibitions, "100 years since the Korean Independence Movement that began on March 1,1919, thinking about Japan-Korea relations" and "75 years after the World WarⅡ, thinking about post-war treatment."