The father of a Japanese victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is set to release a Japanese translation of the U.S. official report on the incident on Saturday, hoping hindsight will help prevent such a tragedy from ever occurring again.

Fighting his own "war on terror," 84-year-old Kazusada Sumiyama spent around 10 years working on the translation of the 567-page final report by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States after his eldest son Yoichi Sugiyama, 34, perished in the incident.

On that fateful day 20 years ago, Sumiyama watched on television as the drama unfolded.