Takeichi Kakinohana, 85, sits in August on a beach on Aka Island, Japan, where, when he was a teenager, the U.S. military landed prior to invading Okinawa. Kakinohana was conscripted by the Japanese army to help defend the island, and his memories of the time have helped shape his pacifist beliefs.
Takeichi Kakinohana, 85, sits in August on a beach on Aka Island, Japan, where, when he was a teenager, the U.S. military landed prior to invading Okinawa. Kakinohana was conscripted by the Japanese army to help defend the island, and his memories of the time have helped shape his pacifist beliefs. TIFFANY TOMPKINS-CONDIE McClatchy
Takeichi Kakinohana, 85, sits in August on a beach on Aka Island, Japan, where, when he was a teenager, the U.S. military landed prior to invading Okinawa. Kakinohana was conscripted by the Japanese army to help defend the island, and his memories of the time have helped shape his pacifist beliefs. TIFFANY TOMPKINS-CONDIE McClatchy

War forged enduring pacifism in those who sacrificed for Japan

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