• Short Summary

    Former Japanese Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi on Wednesday (January 14) turned over Japanese memorial garden to the Philippine Government.

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    Former Japanese Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi on Wednesday (January 14) turned over Japanese memorial garden to the Philippine Government.

    Under dark skies and steady rain, the President Marcos, who 34 years ago faced death in a Japanese prisoner of war camp, officially opened an 11-hectare hilltop garden as a memorial to Japan's war dead, and honoured with "not forgiveness but respect."
    Kishi accompanied by Health and Welfare Minister Masami, and a large delegation of war widows and family members of Japanese soldiers who died in the Philippines during the last war attended at the ceremony held at Caliraya, Laguna.

    After the speeches, President and Mrs. Marcos followed by Kishi moved through the rain under sheltering umbrellas up steep stone steps to lay a wreath on the tomb of an unknown Japanese soldier.

    The inscription in Japanese characters on the grey stone read: "HITO SENBOTSUSHA NO NI" - monument to war dead in the Philippines. Unofficial figures put Japanese dead in the Philippines at as high as half a million.

    The Caliraya garden, built and landscaped by the Japanese government at the cost of 1.5 million U.S. dollars, will be cared for by a Philippine Government tourism development project under the chairmanship of Mrs. Marcos.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA77LCHKY5H2U071P7HHOAE5WYZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA77LCHKY5H2U071P7HHOAE5WYZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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