Cowra Japanese War Cemetery Database is now online.
The Cowra Japanese War Cemetery Database project was funded by the Embassy of Japan in Canberra for three years between April 2016 and March 2019 and completed by Nikkei Australia members.
The database provides individual information on 524 graves in the Cowra Japanese War Cemetery, which is located in Cowra, New South Wales. Those buried in the cemetery were Japanese prisoners of war and civilian internees who died in Australia during the Pacific War. The information includes names, birth places, occupations, military ranks and units. In addition, reasons for internment, dates of capture, places of capture as well as movement histories, causes of death and burial histories, are included.
The Cowra Japanese War Cemetery Database is bilingual:
The project team:
Dr Keiko Tamura, The Australian National University (Project leader)
Dr Yuriko Nagata, The University of Queensland
Mayu Kanamori, Photographer
Chie Muraoka, Web developer
Hideaki Kobayashi, IT consultant