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Welcome to the website of The Burma Campaign Society (BCS).
The Burma Campaign Society was established in March 2002 to promote understanding of Britain and Japan’s encounter during the Second World War.

BCS organises and encourages research and debate of this wartime encounter and of the consequences of it. This is an initiative of people of different generations, beginning with veterans on both sides. It includes many people who are involved in Anglo-Japanese relations, or are interested in and have connections with Burma, or just those who have an interest in history.

The Burma Campaign Society

From 1983, the late Masao Hirakubo OBE advocated reconciliation between British and Japanese soldiers who had previously been enemies.
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• Chapter-1: Album 2008 – 2016
The history of the Burma Campaign Society.
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• Chapter-2 2010:
Journey to Yamagata prefecture finding the derivation of war survival.Why my father survived the dire and harrowing situation of the battle sites in Burma and India during WWII
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• Chapter-4
York Visit. British Kohima Veterans, Reunion and Memorial.
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• Chapter 9
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• Chapter-13
The first visit to Japan by a British Veteran.
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• Chapter-14
The British Embassy in Tokyo.
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NHK Documentary Film: The Aftermath

HK TV Documentary Film project (NHK: Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai: Japan Broadcasting Corporation) was launched in 2016 and our Chairman Akiko Macdonald was asked to help NHK for pursuing the TV production project. In 2017 between May and June Akiko organised the Imphal/Kohima Campaign in the north eastern India for taking the long trip to research and to find the war-witnesses to Imphal (Capital of Manipur state) and Kohima (Capital of Nagaland) hiring the professional camera crews. Akiko travelled together with the NHK’s director and the camera crews with our friends in Imphal, Mr Rajeshwor Yumnam. Rajeshwor is the founder and the leader of a local volunteer group called WWII Imphal Campaign Foundation (WICF) which was established in 2014. One of BCS’s member Mr Chris Johnson is the long time friend of Rajeshwor. Akiko was communicating with both Chris and Rajeshwor regarding the BCS’s project that must carry out someday.
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“When you go home”
When you go home
Tell them of us
and say
For your Tomorrow
We gave our Today
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