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About the Association

The Association

Association Overview

1 Purpose:       Maintain the Memorial Tower, honor the victims of aerial bombardment in all of
                       Japan, and pray for peace.
2. Origins:        January 18, 1947    : The National League of War-Damaged Cities is founded.
                                                    • Chairman: Himeji Mayor(at that time) Motohide Iwami
                                                    • Affiliates: 113 municipalities
                                                        (Municipalities that were nationally designated as War-
                                                                                             Damaged Reconstruction Areas)
                        May 17, 1952         : The Pacific War National Air-Raid Victim Consoling Association
                                                       of War-Damaged Cities is founded.
                        November 24, 1959: The National League of War-Damaged Cities is dissolved.
                        August 6, 1982       : The Incorporated Foundation Pacific War National Air-Raid
                                                        Victim Consoling Association is founded.
                        April 1, 2013           : The General Incorporated Foundation Pacific War National Air-
                                                        Raid Victim Consoling Association is founded.
                       (Same day)              : The Incorporated Foundation Pacific War National Air-Raid
                                                        Victim Consoling Association is dissolved.
3. Affiliates: 107 municipalities  
    Breakdown: Tokyo (23 wards), 103 cities, 3 towns
  (※ The total number of municipalities has decreased from 113 to the current 107 due to
    municipal mergers)
4. Executive members: 3 directors   Representative: Mayor of Akashi (Fusaho Izumi)
                  Directors: Mayor of Kobe, Mayor of Himeji
                  Auditors: 2 members   Mayor of Choshi, Mayor of Isesaki
5. Trustees: 3 members   Mayor of Amagasaki, Mayor of Nishinomiya, Mayor of Ashiya
6. Members: 99 members

Founding of the Association

April 8, 1952: In the 24th board meeting of the National League of War-Damaged Cities (founded in 1947 with the aim of supporting post-war reconstruction), the construction of the Memorial Tower to honor air-raid civilian victims of the Pacific War in all of Japan was proposed.
Statement: To honor the civilian victims of the aerial bombardment and other calamities during the Pacific War and to console the departed souls, as well as to pray for eternal peace around the world.
May 17, 1952: After the 10th general meeting of the National League of War-Damaged Cities (in Fukui), the general meeting regarding the establishment of the Pacific War National Air-Raid Victim Consoling Association of War-Damaged Cities is held (113 affiliated municipalities).
 The decision to build the memorial in Himeji is made.
June 13, 1952: In a board meeting, the name of the Memorial Tower is changed from Kuyo-To (memorial tower for the dead) to Irei-To (memorial tower to console the spirits of the dead). The Japanese name of the association is changed accordingly. The executive office is established in Himeji.

Reorganization of the Association

November 6, 1981
Conference on the reorganization and strengthening (incorporating)
of the association.
November 27, 1981
A preparation meeting for establishing the Incorporated Foundation
Pacific War National Air-Raid Victim Consoling Association is held.
June 9, 1982
A meeting of the organizing committee for establishing the
Incorporated Foundation Pacific War National Air-Raid Victim
Consoling Association is held.
July 15, 1982 Application to become an incorporated foundation is submitted.
August 6, 1982 Incorporated foundation status is approved.
August 19, 1982
Registered as the Incorporated Foundation Pacific War National
Air-Raid Victim Consoling Association (109 affiliated municipalities).
June 5, 2011 Decision is made to transition to a general incorporated foundation.
September 5, 2012
Application to become a general incorporated foundation is
submitted.
March 21, 2013
Establishment of the General Incorporated Foundation Pacific War
National Air-Raid Victim Consoling Association is approved.
April 1, 2013
Registered as the General Incorporated Foundation Pacific War
National Air-Raid Victim Consoling Association (107 affiliated
municipalities).
The Pacific war whole country air strike
         Victim Association of memorial service
〒670-0971
475, Nishinobusue, Himeji-shi, Hyogo
   (Himeji-shi peace museum)
TEL.079-260-7117
FAX.079-260-7117

1.The Pacific war whole country war damage city air strike death person
 Maintenance of the memorial
2.The Pacific war whole country war damage city air strike death person
 Public information enlightenment business of the memorial
3.The Pacific war whole country air strike victim memorial peace
 Prayer-style enforcement
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