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Our monthly demonstration., 2015

Den Haag, January 13,2015


His Excellency Shinzo ABE

Prime Minister of Japan

The Hague, 13 January 2015.

Petition: 242

Subject: A new year to reconcile and redress.


The Foundation of Japanese Honorary Debts and the supporters, wish you and the people of Japan a happy and prosperous New Year. A year in which your promised change towards a lasting peace based on Japan's economic revival may come through.With your renewed mandate you and your cabinet obtained the time and the support in shaping up a "new Japan"ready for its peaceful and democratic future. It also gives you the opportunity to make good the past in view of that future.

Prime Minister,

In the past year you invested heavily in international relationships with your neighbors and with The Netherlands during the Royal Dutch visit to Japan. During the many international visits you were reminded that Japan's military past is not forgotten. Regardless of your efforts and demonstrations of goodwill it became clear: a positive resolution of Japan's war history is essential in developing future relations.

Japan cannot but accept the facts and come forward with sustainable proposals acknowledging these facts. Japan must offer the surviving victims and their next of kin reconciliation and redress. The 15th Augustus 2015 commemorates the end of World War Two. After the war Japan was given the opportunity to resurrect and to reconcile, but failed to redress its wrongdoings during that war.

Prime Minister,

It is only eight months to the 70th Anniversary, a limited time in which to come to terms for a sustainable solution. You are now in a position to demonstrate that Japan wants to reconcile its past and invest in a peaceful future. Japan cannot continue to live with its unresolved past of coercing Comfort Women into military sexual slavery. Kempetai terrorism, unit 731 medical experiments, racial discrimination and large scale concentration camps with the purpose to annihilate its inmates. The victim countries and their NGO's will continue to remind Japan and the international community that reconciliation is long overdue and cannot wait any longer. On the 15th of August 2015 you can give Japan back its respect and establish a sustainable future.

Prime Minister,

The Foundation of Japanese Honorary Debts has written 241 petitions to the Prime Minister of Japan, which were handed over to the Japanese Ambassador in The Hague personally. We never received from the Prime Minister of Japan an acknowledgement of receipt of any of the petitions, nor an encouragement to resolve in a dialogue a meaningful solution.As a Non-Governmental Organization we are respected and accepted by the United Nations and the Dutch Government. It would be a matter of politeness and respect if we receive from you an acknowledgement of receipt of our petitions and an encouragement to future dialogue.

On behalf of the Foundation of Japanese Honorary Debts.



This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, which cost many people their lives.
The current Japanese government still refuses to own up to their mistakes and continue worship their World War Two officers as heroes.

It will be 70 years ago this year in August that the terrible A-bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The victims of the Japanese horror concentration camps are finally able to say how grateful they are that the A-bombs saved them from mass destruction. And not only the quarter million or so allied prisoners, but also the millions of Asian people in the various occupied regions who would have fallen victim to Japan's war atrocities if the USA had not been able to force Japan to capitulate. Total surrender was so offensive to the Japanese military tradition that they would rather die and let millions of others die with them. Gradually more and more secret documents, that were intercepted by the US Army Secret Service, are being declassified and their content opened to the public. Such as the emperor Hirohito's secret order ( August 1944 ) to eliminate all imprisoned enemy-persons, both Western and Asians as soon as the Allies invaded Japan or made warfare for Japan difficult. The Camp commanders were free to choose the liquidation method most appropriate for the situation. The original document offers a choice of poisons, poisonous, gasses, drowning, decapitate and mass bombardment. There was one condition "LET NO PRISONER ESCAPE AND DO NOT LEAVE ANY TRACES".

We were finally free, although it came at a terrible price. Japan's emperor Hirohito is to blame for the bombs . He was warned and offered his own people. Sadly a second bomb was necessary to be dropped to convince Japan to capitulate.

The war with Japan was finally over. We the women and children had no idea that we were freed from our tyrants. They the Japanese kept it from us, for another week. When the prison doors finally opened we were like zombies, not believing that we were free. It took another three and half month's to reach us and take us to a safe place.

Photographs were taken from the concentration camps in Europe. The holocaust of the Jews and the terrible mass murders, None were taken from the concentration on the other side of the globe. We were the forgotten ones. Our voices were silenced. It was said over and over:"It could not have been as bad as how we suffered in Europe".You people were in paradise compared to us. Our mothers and fathers kept silent, it was no use to talk about  the mass murders the rapes and how they were tortured. Get on with life and try to forget for the sake of our children. That was important to my mother and her sister.Lets try to erase what is in our children's mind.How important it was to them that we would not have trauma's about what we children had seen. Trauma's our mothers and fathers suffered the rest of their lives.So terrible sad, ones a war victim always a war victim. How can one forget the atrocities the Japanese military inflicted on them. The rest of their lives they were visited by these monsters in the night, and were over and over raped by these beasts, who called themselves soldiers.Soldiers who are suppose to protect us from evil and defend their country.Soldiers who are not been rewarded with innocent girls for pleasure., like Japan did rewarded their soldiers with young girls taken from our camps and forced into serving these monsters. Young girls taken from the concentration camps in front of their mothers eyes, girls who did not even know what sex was all about. Raped as ragged dolls by as many as 15 men, no monsters, a day How can one forgive these Japanese military monsters from the past??
Our mothers and fathers, our sisters and brothers were too traumatized to talk about what these monsters had done to them.

But we the children will not be silenced!!!
Mommy did I bow the right way?
We children were scared to death that we did not bow the right way. Our mothers would get a severe beating if we did not do it right. Bowing had to be done precisely. The Jap would beat my mother right in front of my eyes.

We will keep remind Japan about their past!!!

I will never forgive what the Japanese military has done to innocent women and children. I will never forgive that they raped my mother and her sister over and over again in that horrible filthy camp in Moentilan. And of all places in the church on the property of the camp, where they held us as prisoners, used us for slave labor, worked the poor women to death, starved them and tortured them for three and a half long years. I will never forgive the Japanese military for their past, beating my mother and my aunt in front of us children, because we children had not bowed properly.I will never forgive Japan for killing my father and millions of others, building that infamous railroad line through the jungle.I will never forgive Japan's former military for beheading so many innocent boys and men. How can one forgive Japan for the horrible atrocities their former Japanese military inflicted on innocent women,men and children. How can one forgive these horrible men who raped little boys no older then 10 years old.How can one forgive Japan, a Japan which to this day don't even admit their forefathers sins. Shinzo ABE you and your cabinet makes my blood boil. Why is it that your government cannot admit their wrongdoings, committed during World War Two. How can one forgive some one who lies about their past???
Here I am with the boys from the neighborhood.

What happened to these boys. My mother never found out. So sad to think about these young lives.It was always on my mother's mind. Where are they, did they survive the camps? What happened to their mothers, their father's.????
Those who forget their past, are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana is right. It really shows, history is repeating itself over and over again. 


  1. I was in Kolhorn at the same time. Believe I went to the same school as Thea. Went to Canada in 1953. Now live in North Bay,Ont

  2. Would that be something. I was in school in Kolhorn in 1946, 1947, and part of 1948. Do you know Marie and Gerarda Singer. In Kolhorn I lived below the Dike. KEERN F 100. My aunt still lives there, Our family name Sijtsma. It would be nice to meet. On August 25, my father finally will be recognized with the Mobilization War Cross.Two people from the Dutch embassy from the Netherlands will hand over this medal to our son for what his Opa has done for our freedom.We definitely should meet. Keep in touch. Thea