A ceremony to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Opening of Tachiarai Airport and the 10th Anniversary of the Foundation of Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum was held in Chikuzen Town, Fukuoka Prefecture, on October 14.

投稿日:2019年10月15日 更新日:

Tachiarai Airport was located in the vast area of land which extended across the borders of the current Tachiarai Town, Chikuzen Town, and Asakura City. The airport was opened 100 years ago. During the Second World War, it was operated as the Japanese Imperial Army’s largest military airport. Many Kamikaze suicide corps, pilots of which were all young soldiers, were dispatched from this airport to the battle fields to perform suicide attacks against the US Military forces. However, in 1945, when the War was about to end, the airport was completely destroyed by the US military forces’ large-scale air raids. Consequently, it caused a lot of casualties among civilians as well as soldiers. The name Tachiarai Airport has been handed down from generation to generation as the place of tragedy.

Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum was officially opened by Chikuzen Town ten years ago to hand down the historical tragedy and lessons of Tachiarai Airport to our descendants. It is said that more than 1.3 million people have visited the museum. Chikuzen Town is famous for its promotion of agricultural products and ‘peace movement’. I am proud of having cooperated with the Town in its activities.




Visit to Shanghai, China, to attend a conference to promote international cooperation on hydrogen energy

Many countries are now promoting the research and development of hydrogen energy, and China is also …

International Youth Activities in Yoron Island and Letters of Appreciation

Over 200 Japanese and American primary school children participated in the Joint Training Program wh …

“Will the dialogue between the U.S. and North Korea start?” Mr. Yukio Okamoto, a famous scholar of international politics, lectured.

Mr. Yukio Okamoto, a famous scholar of international politics, lectured on “whether the dialogue bet …

Visit to Yi Fang Group’s office in Beijing City

I am now in China on some missions. In Beijing, I visited Yi Fang Group’s office located in Tongzhou …

Mr. Chosei Kabira’s experiences in the history of Okinawa after the Second World War. He is a living witness of the broadcasting industry.

I met with Mr. Chosei Kabira, who served as the first President of Okinawa Hoso Kyokai (OHK) [Okinaw …