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ICAS Special Program

Dialogue with Former US Prisoners of War in Japan

Monday, October 15, 2012   18:30 - 21:00

Speakers:
  • Douglas Northam
  • George R. Summers, Jr.
  • David G. Farquhar, Jr. (Former American prisoners of war)
  • Randall Stokes Edwards
  • John Leroy Mims
  • Robert Ehrhart
  • John Manuel Real

The invitation program by the Ministry, entitled “2012 The Japanese/POW Friendship Program”, aims for the promotion of mutual understanding of the people between Japan and the United States through encouraging reconciliation minds by inviting former American POWs, their spouses and their descendants to Japan, who hold special feelings toward Japan due to the experience during the World War II. The program started in 2010.

Date & Time:
Monday, October 15, 2012   18:30 - 21:00 (Doors open at 18:00)
Venue:
5F, Mita Hall
Temple University, Japan Campus
4-1-27 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Moderator:
Robert Dujarric (ICAS Director)
Registration:
If possible, we ask you to register by E-mail (icas@tuj.temple.edu) , but we always welcome participants even you do not register. / 参加登録はなしでも参加できますので、直接会場へお越しください。

Speakers:

Douglas Northam

George R. Summers, Jr.

David G. Farquhar, Jr.

Former American prisoners of war

David G. Farquhar, Jr. was born in 1922 in San Bernadino, California. During the final months of the war, he was detained as a “special prisoner” in the horse-stall cells at the Japanese Kempeitai (military police) headquarters in Tokyo. On August 15, 1945, two weeks before his liberation, he was transferred to the Omori internment camp on the edge of Tokyo Bay. After returning to the United States, Farquhar married, completed degrees at San Diego State College and later the University of Redlands, and worked for the Redlands Unified School District for more than 40 years. Now retired, he spends time with his children and grandchildren and attending corporate and social meetings. He is returning to Japan for the first time since his captivity.

Randall Stokes Edwards

John Leroy Mims

Robert Ehrhart

John Manuel Real