Monday, May 25, 2015

Honoring Japan's War Dead

Seen here is PM Shinzo Abe as he honors Japan's war dead at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery by laying a wreath in a ceremony of remembrance. Built in 1959, Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery is where thousands of unidentified Japanese soldiers and a small number of Japanese nationals that were killed overseas during WWII are interred. This Tokyo memorial maintains the remains of some 358,260 souls lost during the war. While some remain focused on controversial visits to the Yasukuni Shrine, it is good to see Mr. Abe pay his respects at this lesser known memorial. With both reverence and respect we appreciate that this story has received media attention.

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