The Japanese Government is investigating the possibility of salvaging the remains of the war dead on an Imperial Japanese Navy transport ship
ro that was sunk off Palau during World War II. Initially they were reluctant to collect the remains, saying that the sea is the final resting-place for those who went down with ships. However, as the
is located in a relatively shallow depth of about 20 metres, the remains may be exposed to divers, so special measures are being considered in response to the demands of an 86-year-old former crew member, Ishikawa.