Department   Undergraduate School  , School of Global Japanese Studies
   Position   Professor
Language Japanese
Publication Date 2020/03
Type Bulletin of Universities and Institutes
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title A Brief Report on the Survey of Japanese Army’s Weapons and Belongings in the Ghana Armed Forces Museum Collection
Contribution Type Sole-authored
Journal TypeJapan
Volume, Issue, Page pp.235-243
Details This brief report surveys the Imperial Japanese Army’s weapons and belongings in the Ghana Armed Forces Museum in Kumasi, a collection that comprises 49 items including two Japanese Flags, a mortar, rifles, and bayonets captured by the Gold Coast Regiments in the India–Burma Theatre during World War II. These items are valuable reminders of the unintended encounter between the Africans and Japanese in battlefields in south-eastern Asia during World War II. However, the descriptions on explanatory captions attached to these items have not been examined through objective evidence; therefore, additional archival surveys in Ghana, Britain and Japan and their authentication by experts in items of the Japanese Imperial Army are necessary.