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Peace Osaka, Osaka

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  • It is a museum in the air raid of Osaka on the edge of Osaka Castle Park. Because of the contents related to air raids, you can also learn about incendiary bombs, simulated atomic bombs, air defense shelters, etc.
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  • Japan does not handle WWII very well and in their education system there has not been much attempt over the years by the Japanese to take responsibility for the country’s role in WWII and its invasion...  more »
  • ... but I really left feeling unsatisfied - not sure why either. The place focuses on the bombing of Osaka during World War II. I don't know - sort of one-sided, but it is what it is. Not sure what th...  more »
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  • It's a nice stop over from Osaka castle, it's a WW2 museum. I went in without expecting much. Shows the rise of Japan's industrial revolution till where the war started and how people had to take shelter from the air raids. Basement has displays to show how it was like during the raids and how scary it was. Top floor is more towards nation building after the war. Where they show how Japan recovered till it is what it is today. I recommend going to it if you have time. The museum is old, so don't expect too much from what a morden day museum can offer. Entry fee should be less than 1000yen if i remember correctly.
  • This is a museum dedicated to World War II -- interesting to see an axis power's perspective on the war. It does get a bit heavy at times (like I had no idea about the many times the USA had firebombed Osaka).
  • In these 3 storey building, you can feel the athmosphere before, during and post-war periods in Japan, which is a very sobering experience. If you want to take a photographs inside the museum, you need a permission from the staff. The entrance fee is free of you are students or special appointed person. You can also watch the movies of the war victims in Osaka on the movie room yet the movies only play for several times a day.
  • This museum is not about international peace at all. There is a mere one wall that is dedicated to international peacekeeping operations. I did like the wall that demonstrated how increasingly sophisticated weapons have correlated with higher number of deaths among non combatants. I also liked the exhibit on the M-69 firebomb. There is some history specific to the city-not really "international." However, the majority of the museum appeared dedicated to victimizing the Japanese people by American bombing campaigns. Indeed, the majority of the museum is devoted to the 8 times the US bombed Osaka. Perhaps the museum should be renamed "Osaka Bomb Museum"
  • It's hard to find, but it is worth visiting. It doesn't look much from the back (google maps led me to the back entrance), but it looks better if you're coming from the Osaka Castle Park. The background was lacking, as they did not mention why the war started. Most of the exhibits are about the air bombings that happened in Japan, not much about what happened in the other parts of the world, it was not very extensive in that regard. Use of English translations and reading materials can be improved, especially on the video clip.
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