Rex and Keiko Ziak operate the Obon Society, a humanitarian initiative to reunite the flags of fallen Japanese soldiers with their surviving families. Photo: HandoutRex and Keiko Ziak operate the Obon Society, a humanitarian initiative to reunite the flags of fallen Japanese soldiers with their surviving families. Photo: Handout
Rex and Keiko Ziak operate the Obon Society, a humanitarian initiative to reunite the flags of fallen Japanese soldiers with their surviving families. Photo: Handout

Flags of our fathers: a Japanese couple’s incredible story

Inspired by the recovery of her grandfather’s ‘Yosegaki Hinomaru’ flag, a woman and her husband have since helped send scores of second world war flags home to loved ones

Topic |   Japan
Rex and Keiko Ziak operate the Obon Society, a humanitarian initiative to reunite the flags of fallen Japanese soldiers with their surviving families. Photo: HandoutRex and Keiko Ziak operate the Obon Society, a humanitarian initiative to reunite the flags of fallen Japanese soldiers with their surviving families. Photo: Handout
Rex and Keiko Ziak operate the Obon Society, a humanitarian initiative to reunite the flags of fallen Japanese soldiers with their surviving families. Photo: Handout
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