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NHK World Web-News covered the story of OBON SOCIETY (NHK World Web記事で取り上げられました)

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Family and friends wrote their... Family and friends wrote their names and messages on flags when men were drafted.
"Returning relics to heal scars of war"

They say time heals all wounds, but sometimes the healing can take decades. Seventy-five years after the end of World War Two, some people are still working to was the pain of those who lost loved ones by returning artifacts taken by the victors.
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/1298/

#OBONSOCIETY #FlagReturn #Media #WW2

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New Episodes of OBON SOCIETY: Intimate Stories Episodes 16 & Recent News

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New Episodes of OBON SOCIET... New Episodes of OBON SOCIET...
Episode 16- September 1
Erica Karmeisool: Generational trauma, passed down through a veteran family, is exposed when a granddaughter returns her grandfather’s war trophy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdR5ycWxaSg

NHK World
On September 1, NHK World News aired a four-minute profile and interview with OBON SOCIETY that was broadcasted in 180 countries.
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/videos/20200903030926543/

Daily Astorian
On September 1, the Daily Astorian published a short essay with photographs and letters from families that illustrates OBON SOCIETY work and the lives we impact.
https://www.dailyastorian.com/opinion/columns/guest-column-peace-comes-from-within-the-heart/article_89b68ec6-eaf7-11ea-bf35-3f0161638bea.html

NPR / OPB News: Tom Banse
On August 31, an interview and description of OBON SOCIETY was aired and later rebroadcasted by 475 stations across the country.
https://www.opb.org/article/2020/08/31/tidying-up-the-past-pandemic-house-cleanings-produce-offers-to-return-world-war-ii-souvenirs/

In case you missed it... visit our YouTube Channel to see our most recent episodes: https://www.youtube.com/user/OBON2015

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will assure OBON SOCIETY
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NHK WORLD featured OBON SOCIETY (NHKワールドがOBONソサエティについて報道されました)

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NHK WORLD featu...
Returning Relics to Heal Wounds of War: NHK WORLD- JAPAN News

World War II may have ended 75 years ago but many of the emotional wounds remain. NHK World's Yotsumoto Jun reports on a project that aims to heal old wounds by returning relics of the war from across the Pacific.
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/videos/20200903030926543/
#MediaCoverage #OBONSOCIETY #WW2

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Daily Astorian featured OBON SOCIETY (Daily Astorian で当団体の記事が掲載されました)

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Charles Gower Neville, a Britis... Charles Gower Neville, a British soldier, served in WWII
Daily Astorian: Peace comes from within the heart
When British Veteran, Charles Gower Neville contacted OBON SOCIETY, he was 99 years old! We spoke with him directly and he was very happy of this successful result returning the flag. His message to Saito Family was actually he wrote himself on his iPad! (You can read his message to Saito family is in this article link below)
https://www.dailyastorian.com/opinion/columns/guest-column-peace-comes-from-within-the-heart/article_89b68ec6-eaf7-11ea-bf35-3f0161638bea.html

#OBONSOCIETY #FlagReturn #Media #WW2

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Daily Californian featured about OBON SOCIETY (Daily Californian でOBONソサエティについて報道されました)

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Daily Californi...
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OBON SOCIETY featured the NPR News: OBONソサエティがNPRニュースで取り上げられました

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Good Luck Flag (Yosegaki Hin... Good Luck Flag (Yosegaki Hinomaru) submitted by Greg Murphy was traced back to a fallen Japanese soldier who carried it into battle in 1944. A nephew of the soldier received the flag safely.
#OBONSOCIETY #FlagReturn #Media #Pandemic #WW2

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New Episodes of OBON SOCIETY: Intimate Stories Episodes 14 & 15

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New Episodes of OBON SOCIET... New Episodes of OBON SOCIET...
Episode 14- August 25
Michele Simons: A WWII veteran's daughter explains the need to show respect to all families who send their sons off to war.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmYKBQwkzcY

Episode 15- August 38
Sharon Leslie: The daughter of a WWII veteran describes the lessons of reconciliation taught to her by her father.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tAuoTfRzAI

In case you missed it... visit our YouTube Channel to see our most recent episodes: https://www.youtube.com/user/OBON2015

As little as $5.00 each month
(about the cost of one cup of coffee!)
will assure OBON SOCIETY
is able to help more families long
into the future.

https://obonsociety.org/eng/page/support#paypal

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New Episodes of OBON SOCIETY: Intimate Stories Episodes 12 & 13

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New Episodes of OBON SOCIET... New Episodes of OBON SOCIET...
Episode 12- August 18
Mary Kaeding: Local newspapers extolled the bravery of one veteran’s battlefield actions, however, his niece decides the war trophy should return to the family in Japan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry5puWO12es

Episode 13- August 21
James Shubert of American Legion Post #25 of St. Maries, Idaho sends five flags back to Japan and shares the story of his uncle missing in WWII.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9pj09uRYz4

In case you missed it... visit our YouTube Channel to see our most recent episodes: https://www.youtube.com/user/OBON2015

As little as $5.00 each month
(about the cost of one cup of coffee!)
will assure OBON SOCIETY
is able to help more families long
into the future.

https://obonsociety.org/eng/page/support#paypal

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荻野正雄命「寄せ書き日の丸」について記事になりました。Mr. Masao Ogino's Yosegaki Hinomaru appeared in Japanese News

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この度、ご遺族の坪井英子様(妹... この度、ご遺族の坪井英子様(妹)が判明した荻野正雄命の寄せ書き日の丸 2020年8月15日付:山陽新... 2020年8月15日付:山陽新聞の記事 2020年8月15日付:山陽新... 2020年8月15日付:山陽新聞の記事
昭和42年にビルマ(現ミャンマー)にて戦没された「荻野正雄 命」日章旗について8月15日に同紙朝刊にて「荻野正雄様の日章旗が(出身地岡山県倉敷市に)返還されたものの、受け取る遺族が不明」と報じたところ、遺族を名乗る方から申し出の連絡があり、19日に無事兵士の妹に引き渡された事が報じられました。あらためて兵士の魂が故郷へ家族の元に帰りたいと願う気持ちが事態を動かせたのだと感動致しました。岡山県の山陽新聞社の記事を当団体の活動報告として公開させていただきます。
下記のリンク先は、8月19日付:山陽新聞ウェブ記事です。
https://www.sanyonews.jp/article/1043077
#OBONSOCIETY #OBONソサエティ #日章旗返還 #Media #荻野正雄命

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内田曻市命「寄せ書き日の丸」返還について報道されました:Japan Media covered the story of Mr. Shoichi Uchida's Flag returned.

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この度、ご遺族へ返還できた 内... この度、ご遺族へ返還できた 内田曻市命「寄せ書き日の丸」
米国インディアナ州在住米国人のクリスティーンさんがOBONソサエティに返還依頼をされた内田曻市様の日章旗は、愛知県在住の内田道子様(姪)のお手元に無事返還されました。
下記リンク先は、8月19日付 東愛知新聞で掲載された関連記事です。http://www.higashiaichi.co.jp/news/detail/6730?
下記リンク先は、メーテレニュースで報道された関連動画です。
https://youtu.be/9omf7d-2NTY
Christine Itt requested OBON SOCIETY to return Good Luck Flag was safely returned to Ms. Michiko Uchida, niece of the soldier, Mr. Shoichi Uchida.


#OBONSOCIETY #OBONソサエティ #日章旗返還 #Media #内田曻市命

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