Recently the NHK News reported the following:
The first nationwide exchange meeting, consisting of the bereaved family members of war victims of the Okinawa war etc. and the air raid in the Pacific War, was held in Okinawa Prefecture; the participants made appeal over the many damages done but not being relieved.
Four years ago bereaved families of the victims of the Tokyo air raid had requested compensation for damages from the country because of the raid, this was a chance that strengthened a nationwide movement to request for the war damage relief in various places, and led to the forming in last August of a nationwide war victim organization for appeal.
On the 11th, the first exchange meeting of this nationwide body was held in Okinawa where domestically it was the only place that had ground battles involving residents, and in total of 90 people had participated, including those from Kanto and Kyushu prefectures. At the start of the meeting, silent prayers were offered to victims of the Pacific War and victims of the East Japan great earthquake. Lawyer Shigeru who started the victim's association of the Okinawa war pointed out that " In the Okinawa war it was assumed that merely for the residents 94,000 people had died; one did not get relieve if he was not considered as being an active collaborator with the army. There are lots of people who were not relieved, and the apology and amends from the country were not received". On top of that it appealed that "All are victim, whether had taken part in the battle or not, and should be assumed as the target of a relief case".
Even the war has been over for more than 60 years, the Japanese government is still haunted by the issue over compensation.