Japanese Imperial couple visit graves

21 June 2023
2023-06-21 13:14

Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako visited at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery which honors those who fought for Indonesia's independence, during their visit to the country.

Among those buried at the cemetery in Jakarta are 28 former Japanese soldiers who remained in Indonesia after the end of the Japanese occupation and joined the fight for independence from the Dutch Empire. The offering came a day after the emperor and the empress met with four descendants of some of the former Japanese soldiers who remained in the country.

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