Mayuko Kanasugi - 16 years old

When I was 13 years old my father's company posted him to England. Just as I was getting used to life and becoming really fond of England, something happened that gave me a terrible shock.
It was when the Japanese Emperor visited Britain and some former POWs booed at him and burnt the Japanese flag. At school we never learnt about the terrible things that the Japanese had done to the British. Since learning of Keiko's reconciliation work, I now hope that many former POWs will be able to accept Japan a little more. I have been to the annual service of reconciliation in London and former POWs have expressed forgiveness towards Japan and were also extremely kind to me. I have experienced for myself Agape's wonderful work and I feel great respect for people who are working for reconciliation.