Repatriation port "Maizuru"

What is "repatriation port"

It is known that by the end of World War II in 1945 about 6 million japanese remained abroad. They all had to return to Japan as soon as possible. This procedure is called "repatriation". In September 1945 ten ports of Japan all over the country have been assigned to "repatriation duty". They were Maizuru, Uraga, Kure and others.

By the end of the war one of the "homegates" for homecomers was Maizuru City (prefecture Tokio). Since October 7 1945 during thirteen years Undzen-maru homecomer ships have taken to Japan 66000 people(including me) and 16000 dead.
Memorial Hall in Memorial park of Maizuru City stores numerous authentic documents about that time.

Maizuru Repatriation Memorial Museum

panoramic photo of Maizuru Port, (09.02.2013)

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