History of International Bridge of Peace Events I

The Power of the Sisterhood Movement "Bridge of Peace between Hearts..."

Year Pairs/ Groups City Background #
1994 Japan - Korea Seoul, South Korea Japan occupied Korea for forty years until end of WW II 160,000
1995-1996 Japan - USA Washington DC, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, Atlanta Commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the End of WW II 20,000
1995 Switzerland - Albania Geneva Entitled, "The Responsibility of Women at the Dawn of the 21st Century" 10
1995 Netherlands - Japan Amsterdam Dutch had suffered under Japanese imprisonment in Indonesia (a former colony of the Netherlands) during the time of WW II 12
1995 Austria - Czech Republic Vienna First International Sisterhood meeting in Vienna 21
1995 Czech Republic- Austria Prague Exchange meeting - Welcome to Prague 40
1995 Albania/Switzerland Geneva/and diff. City in Switzerland Conference 18
1995 Netherlands & Japan         Den Hauge Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the End of WWII. Reconciliation between Dutch women who has been Japanese prison camp in Indonesia During II world war and Japanese women. 12
1995 Thailand/Japan Landmark Hotel, Bangkok Sisterhood Ceremony 11
1996 Poland - Germany
The Germans invaded Poland in 1939, Polish Jews had suffered severe oppression by the Nazis 50
1996 UK - Ireland
The long standing conflict between the two since the 16th Century 20
1996 UK - Ireland
The long standing conflict between the two since the 16th Century 35
1996 Germany - Russia
Adolph Hitler invaded the Soviet Union in 1941 and advanced in the country until 1943 38
1996 Czechs - Germany
In 1939 Germany ruled over Czecholovakia until 1945.  Many Jewish People were killed by the Nazis. 43
1996 Slovakia - Hungary
For nine hundred years Hungary ruled over Slovakia from 1037. 16
1996 Italy - Slovenia
Fought each other during WW II; some troubles in border area still exist. 40
1996 Japan - Europe
Friendship exchange 28
1996 Japan - Sri Lanka
Friendship exchange 7
1996 Japan - Lithuania
Friendship exchange 8
1996 Spain - Latin America
Spain had colonized many areas in Latin America 20
1996 Sweden - 12 other nations
Friendship exchange
1996 Austria - Hungary Vienna First Friendship meeting
1996 Austria Croatia/Bosnia Seebenstein Bosnian and Croatian Refugee Women at holiday camp in Austria 33
1996 Hungary - Austria Budapest Second Friendship meeting
1996 Croatia - Austria
Bridge of Peace 40
1996 German and Poland Berlin (Germany) Reconciliation between two enemy countries which fought against each other for centuries 40
1996 Russia and Germany Moscow Reconciliation between enemy countries 21
1996 Czech Rep. And Germany Marianske Lazne (Cz. Rep.) Reconciliation between former enemies 40
1996 Slovakia & Hungary Budapest, Hungary German side through letters and representatives (June) 44
1996 Polish and German Berlin ( Germany) Reconciliation between two enemy countries which fought against each other for centuries 40
1996 Slovakia : Hungary
Reconciliation  20
1996 Slovakia - Czech
Reconciliation  30
1996 International      Stockholm International Women's Friendship Conference for World Peace 30
1996 Russia/Switzerland Zürich Int. Women's conference 15
1996 First Irish British  Ambassador Hotel London UK Reconciliation 40
1996 Second Irish British  Royal Oversea League London UK Northern Ireland women's coalition representative Mrs. Mary Catney & Mrs. Pearl Sagar 30
1996 Thailand/Japan Arnoma Hotel, Bangkok Sisterhood Ceremony 36
1996 Spain and South American Countries Madrid Sisterhood Ceremony 44
1997 Japan - Thailand
Friendship exchange 8
1997 Japan - Thailand
Friendship exchange 38
1997 Japan - Thailand
Friendship exchange 137
1997 Japan - Turkey
Friendship exchange 33
1997 Finland - Russia
Russia had control over Finland several times since 1800s. 40
1997 Finland - Russia
Russia had control over Finland several times since 1800s. 10
1997 Suriname - Netherlands
Holland had colonized Suriname 25
1997 Austria - Slovenia
Slovenia was under Austria before WW II 40
1997 Japan - Israel
Friendship exchange 13
1997 Japan - Jordan
Friendship exchange 50
1997 UK - 
Commonwealth Friendship exchange 22
1997 Japan - Nepal
Friendship exchange 53
1997 Japan - Ghana
Friendship exchange 13
1997 Japan - Italy
Friendship exchange 26
1997 Slovenia - Austria Lubljana Bridge of Peace 34
1997 Austria - Hungary
Bridge of Peace 42
1997 Austria - Slovenia
Bridge of Peace 12
1997 Finland and Russia Helsinki Meaning of Forgiveness: 80 years since national independence from Russia. Finland was occupied by Russia for over 100 years till 1917. Soviet Union aggressed and took away land from Finland, the Karelian region, without reason, in 1939 and 1942. Finnish people have a fundamental dislike of Russians and still fear Russia as an unpredictable neighbor with over 1000 km. common border. 40
1997 Finland and Russia St. Petersburg 80 years since national independence from Russia.   12
1997 Japan- France Paris Intercultural/Friendship Exchange 100
1997 Austria & Hungary Seebenstein, near Vienna, Austria German side through letters and representatives (Oct) 42
1997 Russia/Switzerland Zürich/Geneva Int. Women's conference 12
1997 Netherlands &  Suriname Wassenaar Commemoration of the Tenth Anniversary of a new Suriname constitution and Friendship Exchange.  25
1997 Japan - UK   London Hilton Hotel Friendship exchange with prominent guest speakers, Lord and Lady Healey, Ms Betty Williams, Mr. Paul Johnson & Ms Dorothy Rowe 100
1997 Japan-Turkey Istanbul After the 1st MEW Conference 33
1997 Japan &Nepal Kathmandu Kathmandu-International Women's Friendship Conference for World Peace 60
1997 Thailand/Japan Queen Sirikit Convention Center Sisterhood Ceremony 121
1997 Italy - Slovenia Bergamo Bridge of Peace 30
1997 Italy - Japan Rome, Italy Bridge of Peace 25