Japanese people who had lived on the Eurasian Continent before the defeat of the last war came back to Japan after the war. One of the ports to welcome them was Maizuru Port. Naturally, it was before my birth, but I've read the medical literature about the quarantine and hospitals at the port. Lots of people were exhausted by hunger. Lots of women were victims of sexual violence by Koreans and Russians. Not a few of those women are said to have killed themselves in the sea after seeing their country, Japan.
Now, a historical museum, called Maizuru Repatriation Memorial Museum, stands on the hill looking down on the pier on which numerous people had stepped 70 years ago. The original pier was destroyed by a typhoon and the present one is restored for remembrance under the strong intention, "No More War". The collections of this museum were recently placed on the list of UNESCO Memory of the World and the paper which certifies the listing was displayed.
The daily life of the detainees who were illegally captured by Russia and had to live in the bitterly cold area of the Eurasian Continent for several years after the war was explained by the panels, pictures and dioramas.