Japanese students learn Guam's WWII history - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Japanese students learn Guam's WWII history

Posted: Updated:

by Michele Catahay

Guam - 53 Japanese high school students from the Yamagata Prefecture toured the island to learn more about the history of World War II on Guam.  President of U.S. Explore and Study, Inc. Ken Haga took the students to the Asan Bay Overlook at Nimitz Hill, a monument in the village of Agat and headed to Merizo to visit a former massacre site.

He explained, "To me it's very important to the people of Guam. Many Japanese are not familiar about WWII history on Guam. The visitors. Nobody has told them about the history of the war. That has many meanings with the war. The Chamorros sacrificed for this and many victims are there and a lot of Japanese don't know that the Japanese fought against the U.S."

He says students need to learn about the war in order to avoid history from reoccurring. The group was also treated to a fiesta prepared by the Agat Mayor's Office today.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Prutehi Litekyan looking for answers on NOVA issue

    Prutehi Litekyan looking for answers on NOVA issue

    A KUAM News investigative story about DOD contractor fined $100K by Guam EPA for spilling over 100 gallons of jet fuel and contaminating 500 tons of soil in Agana Heights and Harmon has caught the attention of local environmental justice group Prutehi Lit

    More >>

    A KUAM News investigative story about DOD contractor fined $100K by Guam EPA for spilling over 100 gallons of jet fuel and contaminating 500 tons of soil in Agana Heights and Harmon has caught the attention of local environmental justice group Prutehi Lit

    More >>
  • GEC banking on favorable weather for Super Saturday

    GEC banking on favorable weather for Super Saturday

    54,033 registered voters locked and loaded for Saturday's Primary Election. Today, the GEC began the process of transporting polling booths to polling sites around the island. While the GEC has been touting record voter registration for the Primary, in orMore >>
    54,033 registered voters locked and loaded for Saturday's Primary Election. Today, the GEC began the process of transporting polling booths to polling sites around the island. While the GEC has been touting record voter registration for the Primary, in orMore >>
  • Democrats sign unity pledge

    Democrats sign unity pledge

    With less than a week before the primary election, the Democratic candidates are committing to support the winning party candidates. All four of their gubernatorial teams have signed off on the unity pledge. Party Chairwoman Senator Regine Biscoe-Lee saysMore >>
    With less than a week before the primary election, the Democratic candidates are committing to support the winning party candidates. All four of their gubernatorial teams have signed off on the unity pledge. Party Chairwoman Senator Regine Biscoe-Lee saysMore >>
Powered by Frankly