Our vision

All commemorations of war always need to go hand-in-hand with the strong commitment to work towards peace. Only by striving to prevent the suffering of war in future can we truly honour those who suffered in the past.

We believe that what is needed in our country, and in the world, is the healing of old wounds, learning from the past and moving on, and through that overcoming old enmities and working towards a more inclusive, peaceful future. Especially as a multicultural country with a large percentage of citizens who have cultural ties to other countries, often former enemies, this is essential for the sake of social inclusion and harmony.

Candle Lighting for Peace

Candle Lighting for Peace

Returning of 'war souvenir' Japanese sword back into Japanese hands

Returning of ‘war souvenir’ Japanese sword