Japanese Ambassador thanks SI for support in sending soldiers’ bodies home

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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO

JAPANSESE Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Toyama Shigeru has lauded Solomon Island authorities for the kind support rendered towards repatriating 88 bodies of World War II Japanese soldiers in Solomon Islands.

He made the public acknowledgement following the recent repatriation and recovery of 88 remains of Japanese soldiers who had sacrificed their lives for their country during the Second World War in Solomon Islands.

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude for the kind support rendered form the Solomon Islands Authorities and all related personals towards many projects and I ask for your continued support in the future as well,” said Mr Shigeru.

Shigeru said the project for recovery and repatriation of Japanese wartime soldiers is one of the most important missions for the Japanese Embassy here in Solomon Islands.

He said they will never forget to hand down the experience of the sacrifices of war to the future generations and will do their outmost efforts to work in aiming for world peace.

Shigeru said this activity of recovery and repatriation is not the final one but they will carry out another one.

“The recovery and repatriation of remains will continuously be carried out since a huge number of soldiers still remaining in Solomon Islands,” he said.

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