Collecting Donations for Peace Museum to Convey History of WarCall for donations of exhibition items and money on 75th anniversary of Battle of Imphal

View of the Imphal Peace Museum, scheduled to open on June 22

The Nippon Foundation is asking for documents related to the Battle of Imphal and has begun accepting donations to support the operation of the Imphal Peace Museum.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Imphal, which was one of the fiercest battles of World War II and is also said to have later played a role in India’s independence movement. Despite the historic significance of this battle, few people living in the area today are familiar with that history and related documents have been lost. The museum seeks to pass on this history to future generations.

The Nippon Foundation is supporting the Manipur Tourism Forum’s construction of a museum in Imphal in the state of Manipur, which is scheduled to open June 22, 2019, with a theme of “Peace and Reconciliation.” The museum is asking for donations of documents and other related items so that they can be exhibited and stored there.

1.Request for exhibition items

There are currently very few items from Japan on-site, making it difficult to present a full-fledged exhibition. On behalf of the museum, The Nippon Foundation is asking for the donation (gratis) of photographs, letters, and other items of persons involved in the Battle of Imphal so that they can be exhibited and stored there. The Nippon Foundation will receive the items and deliver them to the museum. For more information regarding how to donate items, please inquire via email to “”. Items will be accepted until February 29, 2020.

2.Monetary donations to the Special Fund for the Imphal Peace Museum

The Manipur Tourism Forum will operate the museum after it opens. Support will be needed, however, for additional construction and the training of technicians to handle the items’ exhibition and storage until operations are running smoothly. Monetary contributions to the Special Fund for the Imphal Peace Museum will be used to train curators and build additional storage facilities. Donations will be accepted until March 31, 2020.

Bank Funds Transfer Information

Beneficiary BankMUFG BANK, LTD.
SWIFT code / BIC codeBOTKJPJT (8 letters) / BOTKJPJTXXX (11 letters)
Beneficiary Account Number804-2443197

Notes regarding donations in currencies other than Japanese yen

  1. Funds transfers can be denominated in U.S. dollars or in euro. If you wish to make a donation denominated in another currency, please inform us of that currency and we will investigate whether arrangements can be made.
  2. Donations made in foreign currencies will be converted to yen at the prevailing rate on the day the funds are received.

When making a funds transfer

To ensure that your contribution is accurately recorded, please contact the Partnership Development Division at the email address below, and provide the deposit date and donation amount, along with your name, email address, postal address, and telephone number. Please indicate if you require a receipt, and it will be sent in PDF format to the email address provided after the deposit has been confirmed.


For inquiries regarding donations

Partnership Development Division, The Nippon Foundation


For inquiries regarding this website (including this page)

Communications Department, The Nippon Foundation

  • Tel:03-6229-5131