Friday, October 08, 2010

Japanese lawmaker visits WW II camps in the Philippines

Rep. Osami Konishi visited Zamboanga city in southern Philippines to visit the various Japanese military camps that were set up during World War II.

The Japanese legislator made the visits as part of Japan's efforts to locate the remains of Japanese soldiers who died during the war.

Rep. Konishi said Japan is working to bring back the remains of the fallen soldiers so that their country could cite their contribution during the war.

The legislator visited a private lot in San Roque where a military camp used to stand. The said camp has a small monument for a certain Captain Tanaka, who died with other Japanese soldiers.

Admitting that it would be a difficult task to identify the remains of the soldiers, the Japanese government will try to clean up the former camps to speed up the search.

This article was originally posted here

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