In 2017 schools were asked to create video documentaries. The result was videos with different perspectives featuring a wide range of aspects of the Pacific conflict, which you can see below.

Youth Ambassador Program

Another part of War and Peace in the Pacific 75 is the Youth Ambassador program, where selected students go to destinations of significance to commemorate and learn.

Pearl Harbour


Youth Ambassadors 2017: Destination Hawaii

In 2017, three Friendship Youth Ambassadors were chosen to represent each country after video applications, and then flown to Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, to take part in a Friendship Ceremony on December 7, 2017, the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbour.

The event was a great success, featuring a range of activities, including joining other ceremonies marking 75 years of War and Peace in the Pacific, and the Blackened Canteen Ceremony, trips to nearby paticipating schools and a night on the USS Missouri.

In 2018, the destination for the next round of Youth Ambassadors will be Australia, and in 2019 the planned (but not confirmed) destination is Japan.

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Youth Friendship Ceremony

On December 7, 2017 students from Australia, Japan and the USA participated in a ceremony to commit to friendship and peace in the Pacific. Click here to see the certificate they signed.

The Ceremony
Youth Ambassadors of Peace Celebration

The three youth ambassadors participated in a range of activities, including a visit to Hawaiian school Aliamanu Middle School.


Youth Ambassador Applications: 2017

Here are the video applications of the three Youth Ambassadors who attended the Youth Friendship Ceremony on December 7, 2017 at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii.


Millicent Sarginson: Australia

Nanari Minegishi: Japan


Sara Cole: USA




Below are all the films submitted in the inaugural year of War and Peace in the Pacific 75. First off, a compilation of all films submitted to get an introduction to the wide range of subjects covered.


Short Compilation: An Introduction

Analy High School, USA: The Bombardment of Elwood


Amaroo School, Canberra, Australia: The Bombing of Darwin

Academy of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, USA: Battle of the Coral Sea

Academy of the Canyons' local newspaper, Santa Clarita Valley's The Signal, has a cheer squad for the War and Peace in the Pacific 75: read their article on the making of this video here, and their Youth Ambassadors' trip to Hawaii here.


The Franciscan School, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA: The USA and Australian Alliance

Central Union High School, El Centro California, USA: Battle of Midway


Aliamanu Middle School, Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, USA: Jimmy Lee 1:1

Lake Macquarie High, NSW, Australia: War and Peace in the Pacific 75 Project


Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen High School, Sendai, Japan: War and Peace in the Pacific 75 Project