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Japan to build war museum in Manipur

Japan Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu

Japan Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu   | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy

During World War II, nearly 70,000 Japanese soldiers had died in Imphal and Kohima

Japan is going to build a war museum at the hillock at Maiba Lokpa in Bishnupur district, Manipur, where a Japanese camp was located during World War II.

The Japanese ambassador to India, Kenji Hiramatsu, said about 70,000 Japanese soldiers had died in battles from March to June 1944 in Imphal and Kohima. He said that the mortal remains would be located for the last rites and sought the cooperation of the people. Twenty-five persons would be invited to Japan from Nagaland and Manipur. Besides, a seminar would be held in November to help students who want to study in Japan.

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh welcomed the plan to build a museum and promised all assistances to the Japanese government.

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