By: Lu Hsin-hui, Wen kuei-hsiang and Elaine Hou
Taipei, June 9 (CNA) The Ministry of National Defense said Tuesday that it will offer commemorative medals to veterans who participated in the Second Sino-Japanese War, as part of a series of events to mark the 70th anniversary of the Republic of China’s victory over Japan in 1945.
The eight-year war against Japan was a part of World War II, in which Japan and the other Axis powers were defeated.
Those who joined the ROC military before Sept. 3, 1945 to fight against Japan are eligible to apply to the Defense Ministry for the medal, said Lt. Gen. Hsu Yen-pu (徐衍璞), who is responsible for the project, at a news conference.
The design of the medal is based on a commemorative medal bestowed by the ROC government in October 1946 on those who served in the military and in government agencies during the war, he said. [FULL STORY]