The Global Allaince for Preserving the History of WW II in Asia is a nonprofit, nonpartisan worldwide federation of over 40 grassroots organizations. Founded in 1994, our mission is to preserve the historical truth of the Asia-Pacific War (1931-1945). For only from truth in history, can we secure justice for victims, safeguard humanity from repeating mistakes of the past, and bring about genuine reconciliation and lasting peace among all people.
Our mission is expressed through our educational programs and projects founded on these self-evident principles:
- That a full accounting for the Asia-Pacific War is imperative when ruling elements of the Japanese Government foster collective amnesia and ultra-nationalistic citizens engage in denial, justification and whitewashing of Japanese war crimes committed in the first half of the 20th century
- That unspeakable crimes against humanity were committed on a grand scale during this historical period
- That victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity are still seeking justice at the hands of Japan seven decades after the end of this war
- That a nation which forgets the past is condemned to repeat its mistakes in the future
We embrace our mission with no other feeling but sympathy and friendship toward the people of Japan and of Japanese descent elsewhere, for they too have been victims of Japan's militarism. We invite all people of goodwill to join in our endeavor in the spirit of the Golden Rule. For worldwide justice, peace, and prosperity will prevail and endure so long as nations shall do unto others as they would have others do unto them.