Grandson Of Wartime Internee Pursues Path Of Reconciliation In Japan



Grandson of wartime internee pursues path of reconciliation in JapanFor the grandchildren of those who were imprisoned by the Japanese during World War II it is perhaps understandable that some may still hold hostility to Japan and its people.




However, Andrew Wood is one of the hundreds of descendants of prisoners of war and civilian internees who have decided that the past must not dictate the future and maintains his grandmother's desire for postwar reconciliation.

At her instigation he took part in the Japanese government-sponsored Pacific Venture program which invited the grandchildren of POWs and civilian internees to visit Japan and experience its culture and people.