Japanese veterans of military administration of Indonesia (1942-1945) still alive?
I am a Belgian writer and historian, writing in Dutch. After my book Congo: The Epic History of A People which was translated in several languages, I am currently working on a book on the decolonization of Indonesia between 1930 and 1955.
I have just arrived in Tokyo and I am trying to find out whether any Japanese ex-servicemen who served in Indonesia are still alive and willing to be interviewed.
Oral history is an integral ingedrient of my work.
Both in Indonesia and the Netherlands, I have been quite successful in interviewing over 100 veterans, most of them well above 90 years old, and I hope some encounters might be possible in Japan too.
Where shoud I start?