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Museum storytellers

Junro Matsumoto, Advisor (born March 14, 1928)

During the war years, Mr. Matsumoto was ordered to perform factory work under the Japanese government's student mobilization program. He engaged in production of the Mitsubishi Ki-46 type 100 command reconnaissance aircraft at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Daimon factory located in Daimon Town, Toyama Prefecture after the factory was evacuated to that location from Nagoya. After the war, he worked at the Chiran town hall before subsequently becoming a museum storyteller in July 1988.

Masuo Minetoma, Advisor (born March 27, 1930)

During the war, Mr. Minetoma was ordered to work as a Chiran Air Base ground crew member under Japan's student mobilization program. He was in his third year of junior high school at the time. As a ground crew member, he worked on runways, helped maintain tokkō aircraft, and assisted with test runs. During those years, he became close friends with some of the tokkō pilots who shared their thoughts and feelings with him. After the war, he worked at the Chiran town hall before becoming a museum storyteller in June 1990.

Takeshi Kawatoko, Advisor (born August 16, 1940)

Mr. Kawatoko served in Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force as a commander, staff officer, instructor, and in other capacities. After retiring from the JGSDF he worked in a local company before becoming a museum storyteller in October 2000. Mr. Kawatoko can assist museum visitors in English.

Shigeaki Yamakuchi, Advisor (born October 21, 1946)

Mr. Yamakuchi worked at the Chiran town hall before becoming a museum storyteller in April 2007.

Masato Muranaga, Advisor (born February 1, 1949)

Mr. Muranaga worked at the Chiran town hall and in the Minamikyushu city office before becoming a museum storyteller in April 2009.

He also currently provides assistance with works to help bring groups of students to the museum.

Yoshitami Tashiro, Advisor (born October 15, 1951)

Mr. Tashiro worked at the Chiran town hall and in the Minamikyushu city office before becoming a museum storyteller in April 2012. He has also been engaged in the Museum administration when he was the chief of the welfare division.

In addition to his duties as a storyteller, he also engages in work to honor tokkō pilots who lost their lives in the line of duty.