Japan to study salvaging war dead remains from sunken ship

Date: 1/2/2005

The Japanese Government is investigating the possibility of salvaging the remains of the war dead on an Imperial Japanese Navy transport ship


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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


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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.

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