American POWs of Japan is a research project of Asia Policy Point (APP), a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that studies the US policy relationship with Japan and Northeast Asia. The project aims to educate Americans on history of the POW experience both during and after World War II and its effect on the US-Japan alliance.

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The watercolor painting used as a background for this blog is by Alexandria, Virginia artist Stephanie Kung Stryker.