Ex-Taiwan pres. Lee attends ceremony in Okinawa for Taiwanese war dead

Kyodo News
Date: June 24, 2018

NAHA Japan-Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui on Sunday attended a memorial service in Okinawa for Taiwanese soldiers killed there fighting for Japan.

Lee, 95, is in Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture, on a four-day visit from Friday to pay tribute to Taiwanese killed in the 1945 battle on the island. Taiwan was under Japanese colonial rule for a half century until 1945.

Lee attended a plaque-unveiling ceremony for a monument in honor of the Taiwanese who died in the bloody battle. The event took place at the Peace Memorial Park, located in the Mabuni Hill area of Itoman city.    [FULL STORY]

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