Manipur inaugarated a Peace Museum in Imphal to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Imphal fought between the British and Japan during World War II. The Museum is spread across 10 acres of land at the foothill of Red Hill 20 kms southwest of Imphal.
The Maibam Lokpa Ching, commonly known as the Red Hill witnessed some of the most intense battles during the battle of Imphal. Both Japan and Britain came together to make to inaugurate the Peace museum.
The museum has been built with the support of the Nippon Foundation, along with Manipur Tourism, and Manipur state government.
Various dignitaries attending the inauguration ceremony of the Museum included Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan, Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman, The Nippon Foundation, Dominic Asquith, High Commissioner of the UK, Karam Shyam, the Revenue Minister, Manipur among others.