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In an attempt to enlighten foreign residents of Tokyo about Japan’s World War II experience, the Minato International Association has published an English translation of the first-person war accounts of 50 Minato Ward residents.

The anthology, “Memoirs on War — Aspirations for Lasting Peace,” contains vivid portrayals of wartime struggles with everything from firebombs and food shortages to growing disillusionment with the Imperial government.

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