The Imphal Peace Museum
, located in the state of Manipur in Northeast India, opened in June 2019 with support from The Nippon Foundation and SPF’s Asia and Middle East Program. The museum features carefully curated exhibits that document the experience of the local community during the Battle of Imphal, while also celebrating the strength and rich cultural diversity of the state of Manipur from the 1940s to today.
The Senshi Sosho
translation project grew out of the Imphal Peace Museum Project, seeking to add to the resources available to academics, historians, and the general public about the experiences of the local communities and soldiers during the intense fighting that took place in Northeast India during WWII.
As part of the book launch event in New Delhi, the director of the Imphal Peace Museum, Mr. Haobam Joyremba, celebrated the new publication while also reflecting on the three-year history of the museum and its significance as a symbol of “peace, reconciliation, and remembrance.”
Next, Mr. Kunihiko Kawazu, Deputy Chief of Mission for the Embassy of Japan in India, and SPF President Atsushi Sunami, both of whom travelled to Manipur to attend the 3rd anniversary celebration of the Imphal Peace Museum
held in June 2022, also commented on the significance of this new translation.