Peace and Reconciliation 

An Online Talk, organised by the Embassy of Japan. Keiko Holmes OBE was one of the five speakers, and introduced Denis who will be 101 year-old in October.

Keiko was one of the five key speakers of the Online Talk, organised by the Embassy of Japan. She expressed her hope to re-schedule the Pilgrimage, which was cancelled due to the pandemic, in near future. More than 500 POWs in total visited Japan with Agape World.

 

 

Keiko, then, introduced Dennis Morley who visited Japan with us in 2007. Denis is now a great-great-grandfather as his great-granddaughter Leone, who also visited Japan with Dennis and his daughter Denise, gave birth to a baby on the 1st of September 2020. There is exactly a 100 year age difference.

 

He said that "Today, I feel no hate towards the Japanese people. We must all make a better world with love, peace and friendship, all of which I felt on this trip", as he recalled the warm welcome that he received in Japan. He thanked Keiko repeatedly.

 

In his closing remarks, H.E. Ambassador Nagamine stressed that the UK and Japan are now “global strategic partners sharing a set of core values including freedom, democracy, respect of human rights and the rule of law. Our deep-rooted partnership looks set to flourish still further, buoyed by the mutual respect that our two countries have come to enjoy.”

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