- 日本オーラル・ヒストリー研究 (ISSN:18823033)
- vol.5, pp.17-37, 2009-09-12 (Released:2018-12-28)
We looked at "consent" between speakers (informants) and listeners in terms of historical events, such as the issues of "Japanese Settlers in Manchuria" and "Japanese left-behind in China," and the speaker's confrontation with the issue, ill feeling, consent, and reconciliation in this area. At the same time, relationship between practice of Oral History and "reconciliation with history" was considered, referring to practice of Oral History among Japanese women and families left-behind in China and "hardships and trials for Japanese orphans left-behind in China." In other words, from the perspective of <reconciliation>, we examined how special feelings for the unique experiences of parties, who got involved with the historical events, and the recognition of the historical event within the family, community, and society. Any confrontation and gap of historical recognition that they had experienced were changed through the practice of Oral History. This report mentioned how confrontation and gap of historical recognition for the issues of "Japanese Settlers in Manchuria and Japanese left-behind in China" changed through the practice of Oral History at the level of family, community and society. In this practice of Oral History, which is carried out by "Manmou Kaitaku wo Kataritsugukai (Association for Handing Down the Voice of Those Involved in the Development of Manchuria)" at Shimoina and Iida city, in Nagano, Japan, we found "consent/agreement/understanding" between informants and researchers, and the shift from confrontation and ill feeling to consent and reconciliation in terms of the historical events. At the same time, this report discussed the relations between the practice of Oral History and reconciliation with the history, referring to the oral history practice among families left-behind in China and hardships and trials of the Japanese orphans left-behind in China.