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October 28th, 2015
Ex-Librarians Collect Tokyo Air Raid Maps in Effort to Promote Peace

Former librarian Gen Yamazaki fixes his eyes on a map he found in the stack room at the National Diet Library in Tokyo in 1981. The map is part of a national damage mapping project initiated by the government for the benefit of soldiers and civilians being repatriated to Japan, whose biggest concern was whether their families and hometowns had survived. Yamazaki thought the damage maps should be collected and made public as important reference materials for the wartime period. Read more via Japan Times